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Shiley Eye Center at UCSD

September 5, 2008 | By | Reply More

I just finished reading an article about a professor of ophthalmology at Shiley Eye Center at the University of California San Diego, who helped discover a gene associated with the dry form of macular degeneration.

How on earth, you’re asking yourself, is this relevant to a blog About La Jolla?

Well, it reminded me how lucky I am to live in a community that is a treasuretrove of medical facilities and that I should mention this to potential visitors.

I realize that cataract surgery isn’t a common vacation activity, but you wouldn’t be the first. Patients come from all over the world to be treated by Shiley doctors. So why not have the best possible care and beautiful surroundings?

At Shiley, services range from serious stuff like pediatric ophthalmology and cornea transplants to image enhancing “lid lifts.” The center is located on the UCSD campus, a stone’s throw from Thornton Hospital – also know as the “Ritz Thornton” – but most procedures are done in Shiley’s own surgery center.

Beaches, shopping, dining options, and some of the area’s best hotels are all nearby.

Come and see for yourself.

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Elizabeth Hansen

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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