Items Tagged ‘American Academy of Ophthalmology’

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

July 18, 2019

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

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Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? This summer, the UCLA Stein Eye […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataract, eye cancer, growths on the eye, macular degeneration, photokeratitis, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, ultraviolet rays


Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

February 12, 2018

Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

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Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide. By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million. People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of vision loss by neglecting to have sight-saving eye exams. Throughout February, UCLA […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, AMD awareness, American Academy of Ophthalmology, blindness, cholesterol, comprehensive eye exams, degenerative diseasem, Doheny Eye Institutes, eye conditions, eye diseases, eye exams


Tips to Ensure Your Kids’ Eyes Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

September 20, 2017

Tips to Ensure Your Kids’ Eyes Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

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It’s back-to-school time and as parents tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye doctor, eye health, eye injuries, eye surgeon, eyestrain, eyewear, goggles, healthy eyes, healthy vision, nearsightedness


Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

September 14, 2017

Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

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Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Center UCLA, eye, eye exams, healthy aging, healthy eyes, healthy vision, macular degeneration, ophthalmologist, opthalmology, surgical eye care, UCLA Doheny Eye Institute


No fireworks are safe, even the innocent sparkler causes thousands of eye injuries

June 26, 2017

No fireworks are safe, even the innocent sparkler causes thousands of eye injuries

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Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year, most of them involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.1 Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles. Every year, […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), damage to the eye, eye health, eye injury, eye ointments, fireworks safety, healthy eyes, July 4th, opthalmology, pressure to the eye, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

April 19, 2017

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

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Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection became mandatory.1 In support of Sports Eye Safety Month in […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, bleeding in the eye, Doheny Eye Institute, eye, eye care, eye protection, opththal, protective eyewear, sports-related eye injuries, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

August 17, 2016

4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

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With back-to-school time approaching, parents will be scrambling to buy new supplies and clothes for their children. As they check off their list of to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, back to school, children’s eye health, crossed eyes, eye health, eye health history, eyestrain, headaches, lazy eye, nearsightedness, ophthalmologists