Items Tagged ‘ophthalmology’

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


Ophthalmologists warn of five frightening risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription

October 12, 2018

Ophthalmologists warn of five frightening risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription

By uclahealth uclahealth

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it […]

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Tags: contact lenses, corneal abrasion, corneal scratch, corneal transplantation, decreased vision, Halloween, keratitis, non-prescription contacts, ophthalmology, pink eye, pink eye treatment


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


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


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 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


Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

December 12, 2016

Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

By uclahealth uclahealth

With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, chances are there’s a lucky kid or two on your gift list. Of course, you want to pick out something enjoyable. But some toys may pose a serious threat of eye injury to children, especially toy guns. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the […]

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Tags: airsoft guns, BB guns, blindness, cornea, emergency rooms, eye trauma, hyphema, ophthalmology, opthalmology, paintball guns, protective eyewear, retinal detachment


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


4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

August 17, 2016

4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

By uclahealth uclahealth

With back-to-school time approaching, parents will be scrambling to buy new supplies and clothes for their children. As they check off their list of to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding parents 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 […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, back to school, children’s eye health, crossed eyes, eye health, eye health history, eyestrain, headaches, lazy eye, nearsightedness, ophthalmologists