Items Tagged ‘glaucoma’

Double Take on Eyes

November 20, 2018

Double Take on Eyes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ve been here since 7:30 am and it’s been great, we’ve had a stream of people from all different backgrounds and all different conditions coming through,” says Dr. Simon Fung, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and volunteer at the Care Harbor LA event. “Care Harbor LA looks after those who […]

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Tags: Care Harbor LA, cataracts, Dr. Simon Fung, glaucoma, ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


Ask the Doctors - Do glasses weaken your eyes?

August 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do glasses weaken your eyes?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: About a year ago, when I turned 44, I started using reading glasses that I purchased at the drug store and they seemed to work just fine. Now I need a stronger pair and I wonder whether using them has weakened my eyes. We’re happy to be able to reassure you that using […]

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Tags: aging, Ask the Doctors, corrective lenses, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eyesight, farsightedness, glasses, glaucoma, nearsightedness, vision


June 21, 2018

Great Experience with Dr Simon Law

By VL1121 VL1121

My mom just had her Glaucoma surgery. I want to special thanks to Dr Simon Law and his team (Michael, Mark, and 2 other ladies that I didn’t get catch their names) for an amazing experience. Our appointment was at 10:15am; Michael checked us in right away, and we got seen right away. The nurses […]

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Tags: Dr. Simon Law, glaucoma, Glaucoma surgery, ophthalmology, patient stories


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


A cup of hot tea a day could keep glaucoma away

December 20, 2017

A cup of hot tea a day could keep glaucoma away

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Sipping a mug of piping hot tea on a cold day doesn’t just warm you up—it may also protect your vision. That’s the good news from a new UCLA study, which found a daily cup of hot tea may reduce your risk by up to 74 percent of developing glaucoma, one of the leading causes of […]

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Tags: Anne Coleman, caffeine, coffee, cola, decaf, eye health, glaucoma, hot tea, iced tea, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, vision


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


Diabetic eye disease awareness

November 20, 2017

Diabetic eye disease awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among individuals at higher risk for diabetes. With the findings signaling that many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related vision loss, in observance of Diabetic […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blurry vision, cataracts, diabetic, diabetic eye disease, diabetic eye disease awareness, diabetic retinopathy, dilated eye examination, eye disease, glaucoma, high blood sugar, high cholesterol


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


Make your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

September 27, 2016

Make your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Nearly two out of three adults in the United States report having eye or vision problems, according to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A significant percentage of them, however, do not seek regular eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, aging, blurry vision, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, dilated comprehensive eye exam, double vision, eye disease, eye exams, eye problems, glaucoma, healthy aging


5 Simple steps to protect your sight

May 18, 2016

5 Simple steps to protect your sight

By uclahealth uclahealth

Look out for your eyes – after all, they look out for you. Making healthy choices and undergoing regular eye exams can help preserve your sight. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), about 37 million people 40 years and older in the U.S. suffer from vision impairments or eye diseases such as age-related macular […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataracts, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, Doheny Eye Institute, eye diseases, eye exams, glaucoma, healthy lifestyle, healthy vision month, hereditary eye diseases, high blood pressure