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Understanding retinal detachment

The retina plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision. However, there are conditions that can occur which require immediate diagnosis and treatment to avoid more serious problems that can result in the loss of vision. One such condition that can impact the retina and vision is that of retinal detachment. What is retinal detachment? […]


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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LASIK in Spring

Though it’s still a little chilly and we’re waiting for the weather to really heat up, it’s time to start preparing for the vacation days of summer. If you have big plans for traveling or just are excited to hang at home this summer, then LASIK should be on your list of things to do […]


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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Diabetic Eye Care

If you have diabetes, you likely know that there are some things you need to do every day to make sure you’re healthy and happy. Planning your exercise, managing sugar intake, and eating the right foods are important when it comes to managing your diabetes. Conversely, if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you […]


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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