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Early Onset Cataracts: What Causes Them?

When you think about cataracts, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is an elderly person. While cataracts most commonly affect people over the age of 60, it is not so uncommon for people to develop cataracts in their 40s, 30s and even 20s. Cataracts can even occur at birth! These cases are… Read More


New Article on SMILE by Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Rex Hamilton, Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center, recently authored a front page article in the October 2017 edition of “Cataract & Refractive 360” magazine about the use of the SMILE (Small-incision Lenticule Extraction) procedure in the United States. In the article, Dr. Hamilton shares his expertise with his ophthalmology colleagues about this… Read More


Cataracts: Signs and Symptoms

Here at UCLA in Los Angeles, we are experts at detecting the presence of cataracts. We don’t expect you to be too. While there are some signs and symptoms of cataracts you can look out for, they are largely undetectable until they start affecting vision. So, if you find yourself diagnosed with cataracts, don’t beat… Read More


SMILE vs. LASIK Surgery: What’s the Difference?

LASIK surgery has long been the frontrunner in the world of laser vision correction. It’s safe, effective, and touts an extraordinarily short recovery time. But does LASIK finally have a contender? SMILE surgery, as of this writing, has only been available to the American public for a very short time. The first ReLEx SMILE procedure… Read More


How Long Should Post-LASIK Dry Eye Last?

If you’ve undergone LASIK surgery recently, you may have noticed a slightly annoying side effect. Almost every LASIK patient experiences dry, itchy feeling eyes after their surgery. Your doctor will prescribe you medicated eye drops and recommend over-the-counter lubricating eye drops as well. This helps, but how long is post-LASIK dry eye supposed to last?… Read More


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