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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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Q: Could poor vision be the cause of my frequent headaches?

A: If you suffer from frequent headaches, it could indeed be caused by your vision. Patients that work on computers for an extended period of time or that work in poor lighting (overly bright or too dim) could suffer from eyestrain, which could develop into a headache. It is important to take a break every […]

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What is a Sty?

Q: I think I might have a sty. What exactly is that and how can I treat it? A: A sty, known by eye doctors as hordeolum, is an infected oil gland which forms a red and painful bump near the edge of the eyelid. They eyelid’s oil glands can become infected from a buildup […]

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What is Entropion?

  Q: I’m 57 and my lower eyelid keeps turning inward and my eyelashes keep rubbing against my eye, what could be causing this? A: It sounds like you have a condition called an Entropion. A healthy eyelid hugs the eye to keep the eye moist and healthy, but as we age, the tissue holding […]

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Understanding Blepharoplasty in Southern California

As we grow older, the skin around our eyes has begins to droop, sometimes to the point of limiting vision. We get asked all the time, “Can anything be done?” Our answer is that while this is part of aging, there are successful, elective oculoplastic procedures you can seek out to correct the issue. What’s […]

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Excessive Tearing?

If your eyes are tearing up frequently this summer, here’s some news you might not be aware of. Excessive tearing is a frequent symptom of dry eye disease. This sounds counterintuitive, but many patients we see have a deficiency in the quality rather than the quantity of their tears. This abnormality of the tears allows […]

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Summer in Sight

Summer is one of the best times to really enjoy Southern California. This year, enjoy it without glasses! SoCal Eye has been performing advanced laser vision correction for many years. Did you know that LASIK is now so accurate that it is approved for both NASA astronauts and USAF pilots? At SoCal Eye, we feel that […]

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LenSx Technology Has Arrived

At SoCal Eye, we believe in offering affordable and safe technology to our patients, without sacrifice. For that reason, we utilize the LenSx Laser by Alcon for our cataract and corneal patients. The LenSx Laser gives us real-time, 3D visuals of the anterior of your eye, which includes the cornea. The laser allows for a […]

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