blindness

Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 5, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 12, 2018
Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States — nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • January 24, 2018
On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will [...]
By uclahealth • August 10, 2017
Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2017
With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, chances are there’s a lucky kid or two on your gift list. Of course, you want to pick out something enjoyable. But some toys may pose a serious threat of eye injury to children, especially toy guns. The UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • December 12, 2016