USC Department of Ophthalmology
1450 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033-4682
Phone: (323) 442-6335
Phone: (800) USC-CARE
The Vision Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd. MS#88
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 361-2347
Phone: (877) 245-2393
Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Director, USC Eye Institute,
Professor of Ophthalmology &
The USC Department of Ophthalmology and The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles continue to be ranked among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times. The program's leading-edge research has resulted in 22 patents. The innovative "retina chip," designed to restore sight to patients with blinding retinal disorders, has been developed at USC. The department was third in the country in the rankings of eye institutes and eye departments receiving research funding from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African-Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.
A person’s face is the first thing that others see, and much remains unknown about how it forms — or malforms — during early development. Recently, Chong Pyo Choe, a senior postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of USC stem cell researcher Gage Crump, has begun to unwind these mysteries.
An international study co-led by Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists and researchers in the United Kingdom has revealed 23 new genetic susceptibility locations indicating risk for prostate cancer.
Gail Victor Anderson, MD, founding faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at USC and a pioneer in the field, died of complications from pneumonia on Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, California. He was 88.
Treating patients in one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, the Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Emergency Medicine residency program has been ranked No. 3 in a top 10 ranking of emergency medicine residency programs in the United States.
Unlike salamanders, mammals can’t regenerate lost limbs, but they can repair large sections of their ribs.
In a new study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, a team directed by USC Stem Cell researcher Francesca Mariani takes a closer look at rib regeneration in both humans and mice.