Gloria Wu, M.D.
Retina-Vitreous | Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Surgery (Retina Specialist)
Laser Treatments
International Ophthalmology
Specialty Consultations
Visual Loss
Surgery for Trauma to the Eye
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Gloria Wu, M.D.
Retina-Vitreous | Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Surgery (Retina Specialist)
Laser Treatments
International Ophthalmology
Specialty Consultations
Visual Loss
Surgery for Trauma to the Eye
Read More
Gloria Wu, M.D.
Retina-Vitreous | Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Surgery (Retina Specialist)
Laser Treatments
International Ophthalmology
Specialty Consultations
Visual Loss
Surgery for Trauma to the Eye
Read More
Gloria Wu, M.D.
Retina-Vitreous | Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Surgery (Retina Specialist)
Laser Treatments
International Ophthalmology
Specialty Consultations
Visual Loss
Surgery for Trauma to the Eye
Read More

Fun Facts About Your Eyes

Yellow tinted glasses are helpful at 5 pm and 7 am for sports or driving.
Each blink is 400 microseconds.
In the embryo, the eye is formed from the same tissue as the brain.
After cataract surgery, your eyesight is brighter, usually within one week of surgery.
There are female hormone receptors for eyelash growth that are different from the men.
Colorblindness is on the X chromosome so men are more likely than women to be colorblind.
You can ruin the special coatings of your eyeglasses if you use alcohol or very strong detergent.
Always sunglasses to protect yourself from UV light even if it is not sunny.
In Europe, Asia and Australia, there are eyedrops for nearsightedness.
Do not share contact lenses.
Diabetic people can wear soft contact lenses but under the care of an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Some people have one eye that is blue and the other eye that is green.
Your tears provide antibodies to fight infection.
Rubbing your eyes is not considered good if you are very nearsighted (myopic) or if you had eye surgery even LASIK.
If you sleep overnight in your contact lenses, you can have some serious problems.  Be careful.
Corona virus has been found in tears.
Washing your hands is important to fight eye infections.
The three leading causes of blindness are diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration in the US.
There are now treatments for age related macular degeneration that can return the patient to driving vision.
Age related macular degeneration occurs usually at age 55: don’t take the eye  vitamins unless you have the diagnosis.
The dosage on the bottle may be too strong for you if you are normal.
Sagging lower eyelids can be due to medication or aging.
Diabetes can affect the cornea, the outside part of the eye.
If the outer third of your eyebrows are falling out, see your doctor. You may have thyroid problems.
Reading your phone all day without a break may give you a headache.
Jumping on a trampoline as an adult can lead to a retinal problem.
Upper eyelid cosmetic surgery is easier to perform and is safer than lower eyelid cosmetic surgery.
Certain parasites attack the eye: pork, lamb and beef parasites.  So avoid poorly cooked pork, beef and lamb.
Most Caucasian babies have blue eyes at birth.
Polarized tinted glasses are helpful in the sun for sports.
Diabetes can affect your eyes at the same time it affects your kidneys.
Nearsightedness is inherited.
After cancer treatments, the eyelashes usually grow back fully.
You can have UV protection built in the front and back of your glasses, ask your optician.
If you let water get into your eyes while wearing contact lenses, you can have a serious infection. Be careful.
Babies cannot see color until age 6 months.
African American babies have eyes that darken at 6 months.
Your baby’s eye color is lighter at birth than at 6 months.
You can lose vision when climbing up a high mountain.
AIDS has been found in tears.
If your eyelashes are falling out, and you are not taking any medications, see your doctor.
At birth, babies only see black and white.
The first inventor of eye surgery instruments was in ancient Persia.
Artificial tears are helpful for your eyes when the air is hot and dry or extreme cold.
Wrinkles around the eyes are aggravated by sun damage.
If traveling abroad, do not wear your contact lens to swim or shower.
20% of the population have an eye that is not quite round like a sphere, but more oval, this is called astigmatism.
Asian eyelids have an epicanthic fold, a slightly different anatomy than Caucasians.
Glaucoma, an eye disease,  can occur at any age, from birth to old age.
Thyroid disease can affect your eyes.
Hepatitis virus has been found in tears.
Smoking can cause fine wrinkles around the eyes.
In some major cities in China, there is an incidence of  90% of nearsightedness among the children.
If you see the color red as brighter in one eye than the other, see your eye MD.

Patients Testimonial

  • Wendy
    Dear Dr. Wu! Words can say so little when someone's done so much. Thanks for saving my eye. I'm really appreciate. You are such a good Doctor.
    Wendy
  • Steve G.
    Dr. Wu is incredible. She has been my eye doctor for five years. She is very thorough which is what I want when I see an Ophthalmologist. She has a great staff of well trained assistants. Dr. Wu takes the time necessary to fully test and examine her patients. Her equipment and depth of testing beyond compare. She has a dedication and care for her patients that is refreshing. She has vast experience, incredible knowledge and ability. I have known those whom eyesight she saved. They would be suffering various degrees of blindness if not for her abilities. I highly recommend Dr. Wu
    Steve G.
  • Steph P.
    Dr. Gloria Wu is a gem! Not only is she very thorough, highly intelligent and well-trained; she truly cares. I had a strange problem with my right eye and she took the time to ask me all about my recent history and did every eye test known to humankind, and kept at it until she figured out my problem. Though we are still working on my eye problem, she continues to pursue all other angles before surgery, which I appreciate. She is attentive and curious. For some, her bedside manner may seem abrupt and her office is an extraordinarily busy place, but the bottom line is she knows what she's doing and she really wants to solve your eye issues. I trust her completely!
    Steph P.
 

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