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Give the Gift of Rejuvenation this Holiday Season

December is the time of year that families and friends get together before the start of the New Year, so what better reason to make sure you’re prepared for those dreaded holiday pictures? Whether you are located in Long Beach or Los Alamitos, there is no better feeling than starting the Holiday season, and the […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is the designated month for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness. This month helps remind and motivate those living with diabetes to make sure to take the proactive steps, to monitor their eye health and protect their vision. Diabetes inhibits the body from using or storing sugar properly, damaging the retinal blood vessels in the eye, […]

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October is Halloween Safety Month!

Fall has officially arrived, and excitement for the holiday season rolls in with the cool breeze. Soon, adults and children alike will be dressing up in extravagant Halloween costumes, but an unknown horror lies within the October mist. Each year, hundreds of Americans find themselves in the hospital due to eye injuries from their Halloween […]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight”. It is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans with only half of affected people knowing that they have the disease. Glaucoma is actually a series of diseases that damage the optic nerve. Damage to the optic nerve and retina causes blind […]

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Q: I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I’ve heard I need to stay on top of my health in many aspects, one being eye care. Where do I start?

A: It is great that you’re thinking in line with preventative measures when it comes to your disease! Preventing complications is much easier than dealing with an eye problem that has gone undetected for a long time. The American Diabetes Association recommends a dilated eye exam once every year at the very least for individuals with […]

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Q: Do I need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

A: With any medical procedure, there are no universal absolutes. However, thanks to medical advancements in lens technology, some patients can significantly reduce and possibly eliminate the need for reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery. Monofocal lenses (standard lenses covered by insurance) placed after cataract surgery allow patients to have cataract free vision, but some […]

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Q: Is there anything that I can do to prevent glaucoma as I get older?

A: It is wonderful that you are thinking about glaucoma prevention! Glaucoma is actually the second-leading cause of blindness in the entire world. Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight” because it is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans, yet only about half realize that they have it. […]

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Q: What is uveitis?

A: Uveitis is a rather general term used to describe the inflammation of the uvea, or the middle layer of the eye that consists of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. The eye is made up of three layers surrounding the gel-filled vitreous. The innermost layer is the retina, the outermost layer is the sclera, […]

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