Items Tagged ‘vision’

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


Ask the Doctors - Do glasses weaken your eyes?

August 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do glasses weaken your eyes?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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. We’re happy to be able to reassure you that using […]

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Tags: aging, Ask the Doctors, corrective lenses, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eyesight, farsightedness, glasses, glaucoma, nearsightedness, vision


Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

June 11, 2018

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 condition and its treatment. As everyone […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataract, Cataract Awareness Month, eye, ophthalmologist, surgical eye care, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UV, vision


Ask the Doctors - My son has astigmatism. Can he wear contacts?

June 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My son has astigmatism. Can he wear contacts?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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? Your friends are both right and wrong. Yes, astigmatism is a common condition that […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, astigmatism, contacts, cornea, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, vision


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 elaineschmidt

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


Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

September 14, 2017

Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Center UCLA, eye, eye exams, healthy aging, healthy eyes, healthy vision, macular degeneration, ophthalmologist, opthalmology, surgical eye care, UCLA Doheny Eye Institute


July 27, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

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 someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing


Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

March 28, 2017

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 percent of these accidents can be […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blurry vision, comprehensive eye exam, eye, eye discomfort, eye disease, eye exam, eye health history, eye ijury, eye protection, eye strain, eyewear


Make your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

September 27, 2016

Make your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, aging, blurry vision, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, dilated comprehensive eye exam, double vision, eye disease, eye exams, eye problems, glaucoma, healthy aging


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