Items Tagged ‘retina’

Ask the Doctors - What causes wet macular degeneration?

September 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What causes wet macular degeneration?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. My question is: What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult blindness in industrialized countries. AMD causes damage to the central […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, Ask the Doctors, central vision, Dr. Robert Ashley, dry macular degeneration, Mediterranean diet, retina, wet macular degeneration


Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

July 16, 2018

Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

  With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the temperature is higher and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays is greater. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the American Academy of Ophthalmology warn that excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye […]

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Tags: cornea, Doheny Eye Institutes, long-term eye problems, ophthalmologists, retina, serious eye disease, short-term eye problems, sun exposure, sunglasses, sunscreen, surgical eye care, temporary blindness


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


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


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 rmoster

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