Items Tagged ‘ophthalmologist’

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

June 11, 2018

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataract, Cataract Awareness Month, eye, ophthalmologist, surgical eye care, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UV, vision


Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

April 19, 2018

Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 40 percent of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or recreational activities. A recent study found that about 30,000 people in the U.S. went to an emergency department with a sports-related eye injury, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. Three sports accounted for almost half of all injuries: […]

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Tags: corneal abrasions, Doheny Eye Institutes, emergency department, eye injuries, eye protection, internal bleeding, ophthalmologist, protective eyewear, retinal detachment, sports eye safety month, sports-related eye injury, UCLA Stein Eye


Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

February 12, 2018

Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 vision loss by neglecting to have sight-saving eye exams. Throughout February, UCLA […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, AMD awareness, American Academy of Ophthalmology, blindness, cholesterol, comprehensive eye exams, degenerative diseasem, Doheny Eye Institutes, eye conditions, eye diseases, eye exams


Tips to Ensure Your Kids’ Eyes Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

September 20, 2017

Tips to Ensure Your Kids’ Eyes Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

By uclahealth uclahealth

It’s back-to-school time and as parents tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye doctor, eye health, eye injuries, eye surgeon, eyestrain, eyewear, goggles, healthy eyes, healthy vision, nearsightedness


Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

September 14, 2017

Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Center UCLA, eye, eye exams, healthy aging, healthy eyes, healthy vision, macular degeneration, ophthalmologist, opthalmology, surgical eye care, UCLA Doheny Eye Institute


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


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