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Questions about Vision
April 24, 2024

Questions About Vision

by Zara Jethani

166.5 million people wear glasses! Optometrist, Dr. Michelle Holmes, shares insights about what you need to know about your eyes and vision.

Pacific Neuroscience Institute's Physicians Receive Distinguished 2024 Healthcare Awards blog feature image
January 25, 2024

Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Physicians Receive Distinguished 2024 Healthcare Awards

by Brianna Rauchman

Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI®) celebrates significant healthcare milestones in 2024! Numerous esteemed PNI physicians were honored with Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Super Doctors awards, showcasing their dedication to clinical excellence and professional achievement.

dr. omid mehdizadeh podcast
November 16, 2022

Treating the Wonder that is the Voice Box | Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh

by Anthony Effinger

“Voice box” might be the most misleading term in all of human anatomy. It makes a very complex organ sound terribly simple.

220726 USNWR award
July 27, 2022

Neurology and Neurosurgery High Level Performance Recognized at Providence Hospitals

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute teams in Neurology and Neurosurgery contribute to High Performing Hospitals in US News & World Report rankings.

Retina AI analysis of neural tissue
March 15, 2022

AI Analysis of Retinal Photography May Predict Serious Health Issues

by Amelia Garrison

A recent study conducted by researchers in China, Australia, and Germany, indicates that AI analysis of retinal photography may help medical professionals identify health complications before symptoms appear. The study coupled Deep Learning (DL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze images from the back surface of the eye, or fundus, which is comprised of neural tissue. The results have opened the door to the future of personalized (and preventative) medicine.

COVID 19 smell and taste
February 18, 2022

Affect of COVID-19 on Smell and Taste

by Omid Mehdizadeh

Among all the other symptoms of mild COVID-19 — exhaustion, coughs, fevers —two have stood out as the weirdest: losing your sense of smell and taste.

January 18, 2022

Voting Open for 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

by Amelia Garrison

If you are registered on Doximity, and board-certified in one or more of the ranked medical specialties, you are eligible to vote for next year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals. Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates are honored to have received more than...

Eye close up
December 18, 2021

What Your Vision Reveals About Your Health

by Amelia Garrison

An annual eye exam may reveal an underlying autoimmune disease or medical condition. Discover how taking charge of your health with a routine eye exam can identify diseases before it's too late.

Think Neuro Podcast
December 15, 2021

Scanning the Eye for Signs of Multiple Sclerosis | Dr. Barbara Giesser and Dr. Howard Krauss

by Anthony Effinger

When people think about multiple sclerosis, they don’t often think about the eye, but vision problems are often the first signs of MS. The disease is caused by an aberrant immune response that attacks the central nervous system, which includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the optic nerve. And the optic nerve is where MS often reveals itself. Dr. Barbara Giesser specializes in the treatment of MS patients.

Clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
December 1, 2021

The Role of Clinical Trials at PNI

by Amelia Garrison

Clinical trials are research studies that play a critical role in the advancement of clinical and medical knowledge about disease. At Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI), there are a number of upcoming and ongoing trials for patients with various neurological conditions.

Last updated: December 13th, 2021