Reasons You May Experience Dry Eye

Dry eye treatments in Beverly Hills

Are you frequently bothered by irritated, burning eyes? There is a good chance you have chronic dry eye, a common condition that affects eyes that are unable to sufficiently lubricate themselves, either because of poor quality tears or inadequate tear production. Dr. Brian Boxer-Wachler has treated dry eye throughout his career with treatments he pioneered, which has helped patients like you to lower their incidence of eye discomfort. Below, he shares some of the reasons dry eye occurs. Read more

At What Age Should You Start Worrying About Cataracts?

Cataracts in Beverly Hills

Given that approximately half of Americans 75 and older are diagnosed with cataracts, it is not surprising that you may have some advanced concern about your own susceptibility to this eye condition. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, is a premier ophthalmologist who regularly performs advanced cataract surgery for his patients in Beverly Hills. Below, he discusses when cataracts may start to become a problem. Read more

Driving with Keratoconus: Tips for Staying Safe

Keratoconus in Beverly Hills

Driving is a daily necessity for many, providing a sense of freedom and independence. However, for those living with keratoconus, a progressive eye condition that causes vision distortion and blurriness, it can present a unique set of challenges. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, understands the concerns and difficulties faced by patients with keratoconus, especially when it comes to driving. His goal is to not only address these concerns but also provide practical advice for staying safe on the road. Read more

WhiterEyes: An Exciting Treatment for Permanently Bloodshot Eyes

WhiterEyes in Beverly Hills

When you think of whitening treatments, the first thing to come to mind is probably a cosmetic procedure for your teeth. However, if you are one of the many Americans who has eyeballs that are less than white in color, you may be pleased to learn about WhiterEyes®. Leading ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD pioneered this treatment so patients can gain renewed confidence in their appearance.

While teeth whitening is cosmetic, eye whitening is more than cometic. People with discolored eyes feel very self-conscious because others may think that they are always tired, on drugs, etc. It can be emotionally difficult for those suffering from discolored eyes making them very self-conscious. Read more

Can Young Children Get Keratoconus Too?

Keratoconus in Beverly Hills

Keratoconus typically affects patients in their teens and early 20s, seemingly triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that accompany puberty. However, adults can develop keratoconus until their 30s and later decades.

The same can also be true of children. Prepubescent cases of keratoconus are not common, but they have been documented in children as young as four. In this blog, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, one of the world’s foremost doctor experts for keratoconus care, discusses pediatric keratoconus and what patients should know to take care of their children at risk for this condition. Read more

How Does PRK Differ from LASIK?

PRK & LASIK in Beverly Hills

LASIK may be the most popular form of refractive surgery available today, but it was predated by PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Much like LASIK, PRK has undergone many updates since it was first introduced and remains a strong option for patients who wish to limit their dependence on prescription eyewear. Below, ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD explains how PRK is different from LASIK and why it can be the better choice for some patients. Read more

Why Everyone Is Talking About EVO Visian ICL

EVO Visian ICL Beverly Hills, CA

LASIK has historically been the best-known name in refractive surgery, but more recently it is facing some stiff competition for that title.  EVO Visian ICL has become a popular option for patients who want to improve their visual acuity. In fact, Dr. Brian Boxer-Wachler, a leading ophthalmologist in Beverly Hills, has seen a sharp rise in patients who are interested in this procedure. Read more

When Does Dry Eye Require Treatment?

Dry Eye Treatment Beverly Hills

Most people have itchy, irritated eyes from time to time, but when it happens frequently, it can be a real hassle. Chronic dry eye affects tens of millions of American adults, although there are varying degrees of severity. At the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Dr. Brian often hears from patients with dry eye who are unsure whether their symptoms warrant treatment. Read on to learn his recommendations on this subject. Read more

What Are Intacs?

Intacs Beverly Hills, CA

While corneal cross-linking has revolutionized the treatment of keratoconus by slowing/stopping the progression the disease, not all patients end up catching or treating the disease early enough to prevent significant vision impairment. For patients with corneal bulging, Intacs® may be one of the best solutions. In this blog, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, a respected ophthalmologist who developed Intacs for keratoconus over 20 years ago, explains exactly what Intacs are and how they can help.

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Why You Should Never Rub Your Eyes

Eye Health Beverly Hills

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, amidst all the reminders to not touch your face, you may have noticed that you unconsciously rub your eyes more than you previously realized. This instinct to touch your eyes has a basis in science: rubbing can activate tear flow to improve the lubrication and relieve a dry, itchy feeling.

Despite the momentary relief, this urge to rub your eyes is not healthy. In this blog, premier ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, known to many as “the surgeon’s surgeon,” explains why you should dispense with this habit. Read more

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