Items Tagged ‘UCLA Stein Eye Institute’

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

June 25, 2019

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

By uclahealth uclahealth

Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs. Many people believe that consumer fireworks are safe. But […]

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Tags: eye care, eye injury, fireworks, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

May 16, 2019

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

By uclahealth uclahealth

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information about […]

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Tags: eye disease, opthalmology, risk of eye disease, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


April 1, 2019

Patient’s cataracts removed so he can see a brighter future

By uclahealth uclahealth

Things are looking up for Steve Richards thanks to a Jules Stein eye surgeon who helped restore his vision Steve, a 46-year-old accountant, had been plagued by a series of health problems that had him hospitalized for several months. Along the way, he suffered retinal tears in both eyes, which, though repaired, caused fast-growing cataracts […]

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Tags: cataract, cataract surgery, Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, eye, featured, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, vision


April 1, 2019

Creativity and Teamwork!

By AmberD AmberD

I would like to thank Dr. Robert Goldberg and Dr. Simon Fung in their collaboration on my corneal neurotization procedure. After an accident in 2016 left me without feeling in my right eye, I was having issues with keeping my cornea protected and healthy. The corneal neurotization procedure had only been performed a handful of […]

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Tags: corneal neurotization, Doctors Day, Dr. Robert Goldberg, Dr. Simon Fung, patient stories, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


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


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


Getting in to eye center when needed

August 10, 2017

Getting in to eye center when needed

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Once I hit 30, I started getting eye infections in my left eye,” says 35-year-old Ryan Miyamoto, who turned to the Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena. “I have iritis, which is an inflammation of your eye. I use certain drops that calm the eye, and it goes away. But it can also just flare […]

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Tags: Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena, eye, featured, inflammation, iritis, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, US News


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


Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

April 19, 2017

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection became mandatory.1 In support of Sports Eye Safety Month in […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, bleeding in the eye, Doheny Eye Institute, eye, eye care, eye protection, opththal, protective eyewear, sports-related eye injuries, UCLA Stein Eye Institute