eye health

You don’t have to sacrifice style when choosing the best sunglasses for your eye health. But you should know what to look for when it comes to UV protection.

By uclahealth • July 26, 2022

Some babies born early are at risk of eye issues including retinal detachment

By uclahealth • June 6, 2022

Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms

By Ask the Doctors • March 15, 2021

Tips for reducing eye strain among computer users

By uclahealth • November 5, 2020

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

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 [...]

By uclahealth • June 22, 2019

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones. A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy [...]

By uclahealth • December 19, 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

It’s back-to-school time and as parents tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein Eye and [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2017

Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year, most of them involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.1 Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle [...]

By uclahealth • June 26, 2017