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Dear Doctor: My eye doctor says I have something called “drusen” on top of my retina. I’ve read that this is connected to macular degeneration, and I’m worried. Can you please explain more about it?

Dear Reader: The term “drusen” is the plural of the German word “druse,” which means node. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 11, 2020
Things are looking up for Steve Richards thanks to a Jules Stein eye surgeon who helped restore his vision Steve, a 46-year-old accountant, had been plagued by a series of health problems that had him hospitalized for several months. Along the way, he suffered retinal tears in both [...]
By uclahealth • April 1, 2019
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones. A number of recent studies [...]
By uclahealth • December 19, 2018
Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month [...]
By uclahealth • June 11, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • September 14, 2017
“Once I hit 30, I started getting eye infections in my left eye,” says 35-year-old Ryan Miyamoto, who turned to the Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena. “I have iritis, which is an inflammation of your eye. I use certain drops that calm the eye, and [...]
By uclahealth • August 10, 2017
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
"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
By uclahealth • August 7, 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
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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 19, 2017