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Laser Surgery is Now Available to People with Cataracts in Los Angeles and Orange County

Created on: Monday, October 13, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: cataract surgery, eye surgery, eye doctor, fda, vision, laser surgery

Improve Your Vision and Quality of Life with this Innovative Surgery at EPLB.
Eye Physicians of Long Beach (EPLB) is one of the first practices in the United States to offer this type of procedure, and we are proud to bring this innovative technology to our local community.

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Obesity and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Created on: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: amd, macular degeneration, eye doctor, obesity, metabolic syndrome, weight, over weight, vision loss

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the deterioration of the macula as we age. The macula is the tissue that lines the back of the eye. It is part of the retina and is sensitive to light, making it a vital component of vision. Aging causes this breakdown of delicate tissue, but can our weight exacerbate the problem?

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EPLB chosen to deliver a solution for advanced macular degeneration

Created on: Monday, October 06, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: physicians, eye doctors, macular degeneration, implantable miniature telescope, eye treatment

Have you heard of this term called “Dry macular degeneration”? It is a chronic disease which affects the eyes. It causes a loss in vision exactly in the center. The macula happens to be in the middle of retina and is the layer of the tissue which is on the inside of the eyeballs. And when it deteriorates, this condition appears. This problem could occur in one eye or both the eyes.

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Eyelid Skin Cancer

Created on: Friday, May 09, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: carcinoma, eyelid, physicians, cancer, eye doctor

The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for skin cancers. In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers.
According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer.

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The Gift of Sunglasses

Created on: Friday, December 20, 2013
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: sunglasses, amd, eye physicians of long beach, cataracts, uv radiation, eye doctor, ophthalmology

Tis the season for gift giving and what better way to show your loved ones you care than by giving them the gift of sunglasses. Living in California, we love that the sun shines year around but we should also be aware of the effects the sun has on our eyes.

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Created on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: dr. eli chang, eye physicians of long beach, orbital & reconstructive surgery, anniversary, eli chang md

This is my second year anniversary working at Eye Physicians of Long Beach and I would like to offer up some thoughts. After working at the Doheny Eye Institute for almost a decade the thought of making a job change was absolutely terrifying to me. I want to to take this opportunity to thank Drs. Martinez and Donovan for inviting me to join the family at EPLB. I especially want to thank all the staff at EPLB for making my transition so smooth and painless. I truly could not have done this without all of you.

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Voted Best By Press-Telegram 2013

Created on: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: lasik, surgery, physicians, press telegram, dr. donovan

Hard work pays off.
This is something we all believe in, and here at Eye Physicians of Long Beach, we are very proud to have been named by The Press Telegram as the Best in Laser Eye Surgery in Long Beach.

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Eye Health: Keeping the Eye Healthy

Created on: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: dr. eli chang, eye physicians of long beach, eye health, eyelids, eye lashes

When it comes to maintaining the health of our eyes conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes frequently receive the most attention. What most people overlook is that front surface of the eyeball and cornea must remain moist to function properly. Our eyelids protect the surface of the eye and ensure that the eye remains lubricated and comfortable. Occasionally, the very eyelid that is supposed to protect our eye fails us and can cause extreme discomfort and even vision loss.

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What is Pseudotumor Cerebri?

Created on: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: psudotumor cerebri, ophthalmologist, vision, eye physicians of long beach, dr. eli chang

Recently I have had a number of patients referred to me by their neurologist for treatment of their visual loss from pseudotumor cerebri. The first question that many of the relatives ask the patient is: “what is pseudotumor cerebri?”

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Epiphora-Watering Eye

Created on: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: epiphora, watering eye, tears, irritated eyes, tear ducts, eli chang md, eyelid, dr eli chang

Watering eye (epiphora or tearing) can be an extremely annoying problem. Constant overflow of the tears onto the face can cause breakdown of the skin resulting in irritation and even rashes of the eyelid skin. In addition, tearing can also cause distortion of the vision sometimes making driving difficult and even dangerous. Tearing can develop at any age. It is, however, more common among babies aged less than 12 months, and adults over the age of 60 years. The condition may present symptoms in just one or both eyes.
There are many causes of epiphora, however for the purposes of this blog we will focus on the most common etiology typically found in patients over the age of 60.

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