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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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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
Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In [...]
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 [...]
Ocular melanoma is a rare form of eye cancer. Each year, only 2,500 people –or five in 1 million– are diagnosed. So why, as the news media reports, are a baffling number of newly diagnosed ocular melanoma cases cropping up in the southern United States? To shed light [...]