Items Tagged ‘eye care’

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

June 25, 2019

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

By uclahealth uclahealth

Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs. Many people believe that consumer fireworks are safe. But […]

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Tags: eye care, eye injury, fireworks, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

September 13, 2018

Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

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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. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, The UCLA Stein Eye […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Doheny Eye Institutes, eye care, eye disease, eye exam, healthy aging, macular degeneration, UCLA Stein Eye Center


For diabetics, blurry vision is cause for concern

November 29, 2017

For diabetics, blurry vision is cause for concern

By uclahealth uclahealth

There are many things that can cause eye strain and blurry vision, such as spending a lot of time in front of a screen. But blurry vision is also a common warning sign for diabetes. If not caught early or properly managed, diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the retina — a layer […]

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Tags: blurry vision, cataract, diabetes, diabetes and eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, eye care, eye exam, glaucoma, healthy eyes, healthy vision, retina, retinal damage


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