Posts From October, 2014

Diabetes and Eye Care

Diabetes is a chronic condition defined by the body’s inability to produce enough insulin on its own. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects millions of Americans who suffer from the disease. Changes in blood sugar levels can often lead to an increased risk of this disease, which damages the small blood vessels that […]

  • Posted on: Oct 6 2014
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Are You at Risk for Glaucoma? Part 2

Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that impacts countless adults all over the world. Glaucoma occurs due to an increase in internal pressure within the eye, an can cause significant damage to the optic nerves — damage that can eventually lead to vision loss. Symptoms of glaucoma may include severe eye pain, a gradual loss […]

  • Posted on: Oct 3 2014
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Top 4 Myths about LASIK Surgery

LASIK is a common surgery that works to improve a patient’s vision safely and effectively. The surgery reshapes the cornea, correcting nearsightedness and farsightedness as well as astigmatism. Thousands of patients benefit each year from LASIK. Despite its popularity, many myths are still associated with LASIK. Let’s take a look at some of the most […]

  • Posted on: Oct 2 2014
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All About Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, characterized by an abnormality in the tear film of the eye. The tear film causes healthy eyes to lubricate tears naturally, keeping eyes both comfortable and healthy. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top patient questions about this condition. Top Patient Questions about Dry Eye […]

  • Posted on: Oct 1 2014
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YAG laser vitreolysis (floaters)

  • Posted on Jan 15, 2020
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At Shammas Eye Medical Center, Dr. H. John Shammas and his team can provide Southern California area patients with solutions for their vision health. When patients .... . . read more

Is pink eye dangerous or damaging if left untreated?

  • Posted on Dec 15, 2019
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If you woke up this morning and have red, itchy eyes that crusted and painful, you may have conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as “pink eye,” .... . . read more