Items Tagged ‘UCLA Stein Eye’

Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

July 16, 2018

Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

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  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


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

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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

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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


5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

July 6, 2016

5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

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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


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