Tues. June 25, 2019
The City of Los Angeles begins roadwork on Sunset Boulevard near UCLA – starting Tuesday, June 25, and lasting for approximately one year.
This construction project may delay patients, visitors and staff trying to reach the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Ronald Reagan Medical Center, the Medical Plaza complex and other UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine facilities in Westwood.
According to the LADWP, at least one lane of Sunset in each direction will remain open at all times, with construction moving in increments along two sections:
Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 6 pm. At the end of each work day, the LADWP says, all lanes will be restored to traffic.
Please allow more time for your doctor office visit and do your best to notify your physician in advance if you will be late for an appointment.
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternate routes. Commuting options are available on the UCLA Transportation website.
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Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone grows ... read article
By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information about ... read article
Things are looking up for Steve Richards thanks to a Jules Stein eye surgeon who helped restore his vision Steve, a 46-year-old accountant, had been plagued by a series of health problems that had him hospitalized for several months. Along the way, he suffered retinal tears in both eyes, which, though repaired, caused fast-growing cataracts ... read article
March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, ... read article
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Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it ... read article
Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. My question is: What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult blindness in industrialized countries. AMD causes damage to the central ... read article