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Myths and Facts About Laser Eye Surgery Aug 2nd, 2019

Laser eye surgery has been around for about 20 years, but many people still have misconceptions about the procedure. Separating the facts from fiction about laser eye surgery can help you determine if it’s the right option for you. You want an experienced eye doctor you can trust when you’re...

Eat Your Way to Healthy Eyes with These Recipes High in Omega-3 Fats Jul 22nd, 2019

Can you preserve your vision through a diet rich in omega-3 fats? Researchers at Harvard Medical School believe so. Omega-3 fats are nutrients that have a variety of eye health benefits including promoting visual and neurological development in children, protecting against macular degeneration, and decreasing the risk of high pressure...

5 Important Facts About Glaucoma That You Need To Know Jun 3rd, 2019

An estimated 3 million Americans have glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness around the world. Glaucoma has a well-earned nickname of “the sneak thief of sight,” because it can damage your eyes before you even realize you have the disease, so getting a prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential for...

How Your Ophthalmologist Can Help You With Dry Eyes May 6th, 2019

It can be frustrating and painful when you have dry eyes. We’re not just talking about having dry eyes from being tired — although that can be uncomfortable enough. Dry eye is actually a chronic condition that can develop when your eyes can’t produce enough tears to make a healthy...

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before, During and Afterwards Apr 17th, 2019

Sometime after you celebrate your 50th birthday, it’s more than likely you’ll develop cataracts. According to the National Eye Institute, you have more than a 50% chance that you’ll either have a cataract or have already undergone cataract surgery, by the time you celebrate your 80th birthday. An age-related condition...

Why LASIK Remains the Popular Choice for Corrective Eye Surgery Mar 14th, 2019

Not only is LASIK surgery the most common vision correction procedure, it’s one of the most common elective surgeries people choose. Over 10 million Americans have received LASIK treatment since its Food and Drug Administration approval in 1999, and there are about 700,000 additional surgeries every year. The procedure itself...

What to Know About Keratoconus Feb 20th, 2019

Keratoconus is an eye disease which involves the normally round cornea bulging and forming into a cone shape. This happens progressively and is due to a thinning cornea. The cone shape deflects light before it can reach the retina, resulting in distorted vision. Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology is a...

Why is the world becoming nearsighted? Dec 12th, 2018

Background Myopia is frequently referred to as “nearsightedness” and is a very common form of visual impairment. In only a few decades, myopia has grown from affecting 25% to now 40% of the American population. By the year 2050, it is projected that this will grow to 50% of people...

Retinitis Pigmentosa Nov 12th, 2018

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa? Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that affects the cells within the retina. These photoreceptor cells produce essential proteins that are required in order to see. Photoreceptor cells are responsible for color visualization, clarity of vision, and vision in the central visual field. These cells are...

Return to Sports After Lasik Eye Surgery Jun 26th, 2018

LASIK is a great option for many athletes. The inconvenience of glasses or contacts can be eliminated through LASIK surgery. Without these annoyances, athletes can focus on the game. One consideration that many athletes may have when looking into LASIK surgery is, how long until I can return to my...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Jun 15th, 2018

Age-Related Macular degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss facing 10 million Americans today. Which is more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Currently, this disease affects many people living in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California. The disease is caused by deterioration of the central part...

3 Common Workplace Eye Injuries – And How to Avoid Them Jun 1st, 2018

Workplace eye injuries are more common than you might think. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Each day about 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment”. These injuries can occur at construction sites, movie sets, manufacturing plants, and a number of other skilled labor...

Cornea Transplant Procedure Oct 5th, 2017

Physicians use cornea transplants to treat vision loss due to scarring or disease. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged outer lens of the eye using tissue of a donor individual. The transplant helps to restore vision, improve the appearance of the eye and reduce pain associated with a...

Eating Tips for Better Vision Jul 8th, 2016

Improving your vision and protecting your eyesight starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may enhance your chances to ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Regularly eating these foods can help...

Rethinking Age for LASIK Eye Surgery May 11th, 2016

LASIK is FDA approved for people 18 years and beyond. Many young adults are encouraged to wait until their mid-20s when their prescription is more stable. When it comes down to it, eye surgeons perform laser eye surgery on patients at both ends of the age spectrum. Many young active...

Is Your Vision Clouded, It Could Be Cataracts! May 2nd, 2016

Cataracts are one of the main causes of blindness and develops as a natural part of the aging process in older people. First it is very important to get an annual comprehensive eye exam and if it shows you have this condition, you need to know what to expect, and...

Is your vision getting a little cloudy? Nov 4th, 2015

You may have cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights. If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities, your...

Not a Dry Eye in the house! Oct 28th, 2015

Dry eye syndrome is a common cause of eye irritation, mainly affecting older people. Artificial tears, gels and soothing ointments usually ease symptoms. Dry eye syndrome or simply dry eyes occurs when there is a problem with the tear film that normally keeps the eye moist and lubricated. Dry eye...

Are You Seeing Right? – Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology Oct 7th, 2015

Custom LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that helps your LASIK surgeon further customizes the correction to your individual eyes. LASIK surgeons are able to focus on the quantity as well as the quality of your vision. Custom LASIK surgery, also known as wavefront LASIK or wavefront-guided LASIK, uses...