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Understanding Floaters in Your Field of Vision

Have you ever looked up at the sky to see the clouds on a sunny day and notice unusual imperfections in your vision? Maybe you notice thread-like strands that are within your field of vision. Or perhaps you have shadowy spots that trail along when you change the direction of your eyes. These imperfections may […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2019
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When to Consider Surgery for the Treatment of Cataracts

Cataract surgery is sometimes an option for patients who have moderate to severe cataracts that are negatively impacting their vision and their quality of life. At Shammas Eye Medical Center, patients in and around the Southern California area can visit with Dr. H. John Shammas to discuss cataract surgery. Overview of cataract surgery Cataract surgery […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2019
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How to Correct Astigmatism with Premium Toric Intraocular Lens

At Shammas Eye Medical Center, we can evaluate patients to determine if they are a good fit for a variety of procedures. For example, patients who have been diagnosed with an astigmatism may want to learn about the advantages of having premium toric intraocular lenses placed. What is an astigmatism? An astigmatism is best described […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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Healthy Eyes During Summer

As we age, it gets harder to lose those stubborn pounds, and our metabolism slows down. Those greasy burgers didn’t affect us before, but they do now! And, we can’t forget about our eyes. They change as we age too, often showing the damage that has been done to the in years prior. No matter […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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Pterygium | Lynwood, CA

What is a Pterygium?

A pterygium (also called “surfer’s eye”) is a growth that most often extends from the moist conjunctiva over the cornea of the eye. Pterygiums can lead to dryness and irritation of the eye, among other things. In untreated cases, a pterygium can move into the cornea of the eye, even leading to blindness. Keep reading […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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Cataracts | Lynwood, CA

Cataracts: Will I See More Clearly?

Do you wake up in the morning to find that you don’t see the day as well as you used to? Perhaps you go about your day looking at people’s hazy faces and wonder if it was always this way. Chances are, you could have cataracts clouding your eyes and vision. Cataracts are a common […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019
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Eye Exercises | Lynwood, CA

Why Would I Need Eye Exercises?

It’s always exciting to dig into a topic and learn about all of the little things you don’t hear at first. For example, when you look into the eyes, you may find that people are always trying to find ways to improve vision. And though they’re still looking, there are some exercises that people use […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2019
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Winter Eye Care | Lynwood, CA

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Your eyes may love what winter looks like, but chances are that you don’t love the cold, dry air that comes along with it. In fact, our bodies often have a hard time with winter: our skin tends to get dry and flakey, we’re more likely to get sick, and our eyes get irritated and […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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AMD Treatment Lynwood CA

Macular Degeneration FAQs

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans, and it affects up to ten million people. That’s a lot of people who need extra care and assistance. Identifying Macular Degeneration early can help you get treatment before it gets worse. Keep reading for some of the most frequently-asked questions about Macular Degeneration. […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Floaters Treatment Lynwood CA

Floaters: Are They Serious?

You may have been warned about floaters (bright little lines or dots that pan across your vision for a few seconds), especially if you have a high prescription. But are they really as serious as you’ve been told? Maybe you’ve experienced them randomly, and have never had anyone tell you your eyes are less than […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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