Economic Stress Has Negative Impact on Patients’ HealthA UCLA study shows that the Great Recession intensified patients’ cardiovascular risk factors.
Study defines ‘low-value care,’ evaluates toll on healthcare industryA new study led by UCLA researchers has eye-opening findings about low-cost, high-volume unnecessary healthcare. These low-value services may surprise you.
UCLA’s Compounding Pharmacy Faces SanctionsThe pharmacy faces sanctions after nearly 1,000 IV bags were made with expired ingredients.
UCLA Stein Eye Institute marks 50th anniversaryDigging into the history of 1966 reveals a collection of highlights from popular culture—the advent of the mini-skirt, the first Star Trek television show—and events that made daily headlines: the escalation of the war in Vietnam, as well as a series of manned and unmanned missions to space.
Managing dislocated IOLs with scleral suture fixation
Managing dislocated IOLs with scleral suture fixationLos Angeles—Scleral suture fixation of the IOL-capsular tension ring (CTR)-capsular bag complex is an effective option for surgical repositioning of a dislocated IOL, according to Robert K. Maloney, MD.
How patient movement can interfere with femto laser-assisted cataract surgeryFemto laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a latest advance in technology that is transforming traditional cataract surgery into a refractive procedure. Multiple studies have shown that laser-assisted cataract surgery can increase precision and reproducibility of the anterior capsulotomy, reduce effective phacoemulsion time, cause less postoperative inflammation to the anterior chamber, and possibly reduce surgically-induced endothelial cell damage. However, it is discussed much less often that the safeguards built into FLACS instruments can fail and allow the femto laser grid pattern to be delivered into the cornea.
Lee Nordan, MD, innovator in refractive surgery, remembered
Lee Nordan, MD, innovator in refractive surgery, rememberedLee T. Nordan, MD, known to the ophthalmic community as one of the leading and innovative refractive surgeons, passed away Dec. 21, 2015 at the age of 69 from glioblastoma, a rare and extremely aggressive form of brain cancer. To his colleagues, Dr. Nordan was a legend—someone who was not afraid to dream of the impossible, speak his truth, and invest his time and effort into bringing out the best in his fellow surgeons.
Experiencing retinal detachment as an OD
Experiencing retinal detachment as an ODWhen the retina in my left eye detached in early October 2013, I was on a tour bus, somewhere between Canter’s Deli and Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. There was a series of flashes, like warning flares, and then a black tide, an oil slick of a blind spot that started down and to the left and crept toward the center of my vision, arcs of lightning heralding its advance. I knew what was happening, but I didn’t want to believe it.
Poorer diets, weight gain associated to statin usePatients who use statins are consuming more calories and fats than a decade earlier, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Jules Stein Eye, Doheny Eye institutes seek long-term affiliationThe University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Jules Stein Eye Institute announced it has begun pursuing a long-term affiliation with the Doheny Eye Institute.