vision

As the brain learns to process 3-D vision, the cells of the visual cortex turn different genes on or off in response to visual information

By uclahealth • January 25, 2022

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 [...]

By uclahealth • April 1, 2019

Dear Doctors: About a year ago, when I turned 44, I started using reading glasses that I purchased at the drug store and they seemed to work just fine. Now I need a stronger pair and I wonder whether using them has weakened my eyes. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • August 8, 2018

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the [...]

By uclahealth • June 11, 2018

Dear Doctors: Our son recently went to the optometrist and we were surprised to learn he has astigmatism and needs glasses. My friends say astigmatism is common, but that it means he’ll never be able to wear contacts. Is this true? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and [...]

By Ask the Doctors • June 7, 2018

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, [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • December 20, 2017

Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in [...]

By uclahealth • September 14, 2017

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard [...]

By saremihaniyeh • July 27, 2017

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 [...]

By uclahealth • March 28, 2017

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 [...]

By uclahealth • September 27, 2016