Items Tagged ‘ophthalmology’

5 tips for soothing dry eyes

August 2, 2016

5 tips for soothing dry eyes

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Having trouble reading your smartphone or wearing your contacts for as long as usual?  Air conditioning, blustery fans and summer heat all can dry out your eyes. Dr. John Bartlett, medical director of University Ophthalmology Associates at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, offers five tips for keeping your eyes more comfortable.  Avoid red-eye rebound. […]

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Tags: computer use, contacts, Dr. John Bartlett, dry eyes, omega-3 fatty acids, ophthalmology, red-eye, red-eye rebound, Stein Eye Institute at UCLA


5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

July 6, 2016

5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sunscreen is often the first thing people reach for in the summer when they go outside to enjoy the longer, warmer days. But when safeguarding against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t overlook another important area: their eyes. In support of UV Safety Month in July, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Doheny Eye Institute, eye protection, JAMA Ophthalmology, ophthalmology, protective sunglasses, solar retinopathy, sun exposure, sunglasses, UCLA Stein Eye, ultraviolet rays, uv protection


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


Doheny Eye Center UCLA Offers Vision-Saving Research and Treatment

June 10, 2016

Doheny Eye Center UCLA Offers Vision-Saving Research and Treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Two years ago, UCLA Stein Eye Institute joined forces with Doheny Eye Institute, a vision-research center founded almost 70 years ago. The result was the creation of Doheny Eye Center UCLA. “With the opening of three Doheny Eye Center UCLA locations, we were able to expand our services to provide more convenient care to residents […]

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Tags: Doheny Eye Center UCLA, Doheny Eye Center UCLA Arcadia, Doheny Eye Center UCLA Orange County, Dr. Alfredo A. Sadun, Dr. John A. Irvine, Graves’ disease, macular degeneration, neuro-ophthalmologist, ophthalmology, Stein Eye Center in Santa Monica, UCLA Stein Eye Institute in Westwood


3 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

June 3, 2016

3 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

By uclahealth uclahealth

About 25 million people in the U.S. have cataracts, a degenerative eye condition that causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision. This June, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in observing Cataract Awareness Month by offering three essential tips to reduce the risk of developing cataracts. As […]

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Tags: artificial lens, blurriness, cataract surgery, cataracts, clouded lens, degenerative eye condition, diabetes, eye injuries, high blood pressure, intraocular lens, ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


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