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New Article by Dr. Hamilton in “Cataract & Refractive 360”

Dr. Rex Hamilton, Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center, recently authored a front page article in the October 2017 edition of “Cataract & Refractive 360” magazine about the use of the SMILE (Small-incision Lenticule Extraction) procedure in the United States. In the article, Dr. Hamilton shares his expertise with his ophthalmology colleagues about this… Read More

UCLA Stein Eye Institute Celebrates its 50th Anniverary

In the coming months, we at the Stein Eye Institute will be proud to celebrate the end of our 50th year of serving patients, advancing vision science, and training the next generation of ophthalmologists. The Stein Eye Institute opened its doors in 1966 thanks to the efforts of famous ophthalmologist and businessman, Jules Stein, MD. Along with… Read More

How Bad Are You Really Seeing? Check w/ iTrace

UCLA Laser Refractive Center makes use of an incredible imaging device called iTrace when evaluating patients for cataract surgery. This state-of-the-art technology measures the optics of the cornea, the clear window on the front of the eye, as well as the optics of the natural lens inside the eye where cataracts develop (clouding of the… Read More

Symfony Celebration with Dr. Hamilton at AAO

Dr. Rex Hamilton enjoys cocktails with Dr. Patricia Piers (left) and Dr. Daniel Chang (center) at a reception held at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The event celebrated the U.S. launch of the new Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract surgery. Dr. Piers, together with Dr. Henk Weeber, designed this first of its kind intraocular… Read More

Dr. Hamilton Discusses New SMILE Procedure

On October 16, 2016 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Dr. Rex Hamilton met with executives from Carl Zeiss Meditec as well as Dr. Ed Manche (Stanford University) and Ron Krueger (Cleveland Clinic) to discuss a protocol for a multi-center university based clinical study investigating a new refractive surgery technique called SMILE… Read More

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