Can you imagine going to the eye doctor for the first time in 10 years and learning you have cancer?
Ocular melanoma forms in the pigmented layers under the retina and is the most common eye cancer to strike adults. The National Eye Institute reports some 2,000 newly diagnosed cases of the cancer, roughly seven in 1 million people, each year. The cause remains unknown.
Follow UCLA Stein Eye Institute Retinal Surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, on Twitter and Instagram as she performs a specialized procedure for ocular melanoma on an actual patient.
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Can you imagine hearing every noise in your body amplified, including your eye movements and heartbeat? An estimated 1% of the population suffers from Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD) , a rare disease caused by a tiny hole in one of the three canals inside the ear. SSCD can trigger vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms.
UCLA Head and Neck Surgeon Quinton Gopen, MD, and UCLA Neurosurgeon Isaac Yang, MD, are featured on Twitter and Instagram as they perform a specialized procedure for Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD) on an actual patient.
Nader Pouratian, MD, and the deep brain stimulation team at UCLA are celebrating their 500th patient implanted with a brain pacemaker to cease Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. During the procedure, the patient will be woken up and play guitar live while Dr. Nader Pouratian implants a brain pacemaker.
An estimated 10 million Americans have essential tremor and more than one million suffer from Parkinson's disease. For many of our patients at UCLA, deep brain stimulation is "miraculous" in stopping the tremors and thus enabling them to return to normal daily life.
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