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Dear Doctor: My eye doctor says I have something called “drusen” on top of my retina. I’ve read that this is connected to macular degeneration, and I’m worried. Can you please explain more about it?

Dear Reader: The term “drusen” is the plural of the German word “druse,” which means node. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 11, 2020

Tips for reducing eye strain among computer users

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

“The UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic is a community outreach program that we have developed with Care Harbor over the years,” explains Bartly Mondino, MD, [...]

By uclahealth • November 21, 2019

Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? This summer, the

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes joins the By uclahealth • June 22, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 16, 2019
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

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine [...]

By uclahealth • March 15, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • November 20, 2018
I had an eye procedure last week at the Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center in Westwood. My surgeon, Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, was fantastic -- my eyes and eyelids look great. But I also want to give a shout-out to the rest of my care [...]
By Simi • October 22, 2018