Items Tagged ‘eye exam’

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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


Early detection critical to treating glaucoma

January 24, 2018

Early detection critical to treating glaucoma

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are reminding the public […]

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Tags: blindness, comprehensive eye exam, corneas, detection, diabetes, eye drops, eye exam, eye injury, eye trauma, farsighted, glaucoma, high blood pressure


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


Cataract revealed eye cancer

August 7, 2017

Cataract revealed eye cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have a cataract developing in my right eye, and my ophthalmologist found a shadow during my eye exam,” says Anne Burkart, who found out she had cancer in her left eye. “I was really fortunate that he sent me over to the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. It turned out I had a malignant tumor. […]

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Tags: cataract, eye, eye cancer, eye exam, featured, ophthalmologist, patient stories, radiation treatment, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, US News


Women face higher risk of blindness than men

May 18, 2017

Women face higher risk of blindness than men

By uclahealth uclahealth

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, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind women to make vision […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blindness, cataracts, comprehensive eye exam, Doheny Eye Institute, dry eye, eye, eye exam, eye health, eyewear


Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

March 28, 2017

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

By uclahealth uclahealth

On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. This is important because each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blurry vision, comprehensive eye exam, eye, eye discomfort, eye disease, eye exam, eye health history, eye ijury, eye protection, eye strain, eyewear


Floaters and flashes: Don't let them permanently cloud your view

June 23, 2016

Floaters and flashes: Don’t let them permanently cloud your view

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

Perhaps you’ve sometimes seen annoying dark specks or ‘blobs’ dancing across your vision, and wondered what they were. These are often referred to as floaters – and they can be more than a mere annoyance. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, floaters are actually tiny clumps of material inside the vitreous, the clear, gel-like […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Dr. Tara A. McCannel, eye, eye exam, eye sight, jules stein eye institute, ophtalmology, ophthalmologist, ophthalmology, retina, tara mccannel md, vision