Ophthalmology

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More than 40 percent of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or recreational activities. A recent study found that about 30,000 people in the U.S. went to an emergency department with a sports-related eye injury, a substantially higher estimate than [...]
By uclahealth • April 19, 2018
Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide. By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million. People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of [...]
By uclahealth • February 12, 2018
Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States — nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • January 24, 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
Lots of people have bedroom eyes – a lazy, heavy-lidded gaze that conjures up seduction. But if you’re 50 or older and your lids remain half-closed when you open your eyes, you may be a candidate for surgery to correct ptosis (pron: toe-sis), or droopy upper eyelids. Insurance often [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • December 5, 2017
People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among individuals at higher risk for diabetes. With the findings signaling that many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related [...]
By uclahealth • November 20, 2017
“Once I hit 30, I started getting eye infections in my left eye,” says 35-year-old Ryan Miyamoto, who turned to the Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena. “I have iritis, which is an inflammation of your eye. I use certain drops that calm the eye, and [...]
By uclahealth • August 10, 2017
Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2017
Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection [...]
By uclahealth • April 19, 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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 28, 2017