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How the Eye Works

How the Eye Works

The eye is a spherical structure about an inch in diameter. It has a clear bulge on the front side, which is the cornea. The wall of the eye beyond the cornea consists of three tissue layers. The outermost layer is the sclera, a tough, protective coating that covers most of the outer surface of the eye that connects to the transparent cornea at the front of the eye. The middle layer is the choroid, a vascular layer that is continuous with the ciliary body and the iris on the front side of the eye. The inner layer is the retina, a light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside back wall of the eye. To understand how the eye works, it is useful to think of a camera. The human eye is more complex than a television camera, but the principles are similar.

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Laser Vision Correction Center

LASIK is the single most popular refractive procedure today for correcting refractive errors.

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Cataract Center

A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. Surgery,  is the only way to treat cataracts.

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Eye Conditions

If you are seeking Los Angeles eye care experts, the eye doctors at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA are happy to provide expert diagnosis.

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Patient Financing

At UCLA Laser Refractive Center, our goal is to make LASIK affordable. As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer financing programs, flex spending, or credit card payments. The UCLA Laser Refractive Center requires payment in full at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express as payment for these elective procedures that are not traditionally covered by insurance plans.

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