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Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

June 22, 2019

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, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes joins 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 grows […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blurry vision, cataract, eye health, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


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


March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


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


Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

October 22, 2018

Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

By Simi simipr

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 team, including Dr. Fang, nurses Hong, Jackie and Lynn and care […]

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Tags: Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, Dr. Fang, Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center, patient stories, surgery


Ophthalmologists warn of five frightening risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription

October 12, 2018

Ophthalmologists warn of five frightening risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription

By uclahealth uclahealth

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it […]

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Tags: contact lenses, corneal abrasion, corneal scratch, corneal transplantation, decreased vision, Halloween, keratitis, non-prescription contacts, ophthalmology, pink eye, pink eye treatment


Ask the Doctors - What causes wet macular degeneration?

September 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What causes wet macular degeneration?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. My question is: What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult blindness in industrialized countries. AMD causes damage to the central […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, Ask the Doctors, central vision, Dr. Robert Ashley, dry macular degeneration, Mediterranean diet, retina, wet macular degeneration


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


Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

July 16, 2018

Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

  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