Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology hero image

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.

Featured Event

There are no event items at this time, please check back soon.

Featured News

Rohit Varma

USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

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.

Read The Full Story

More Upcoming Events

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Study Design

8:00am-11:00am PT
USC Health Sciences Campus and CHLA

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Study Design

8:00am-11:00am PT
USC Health Sciences Campus and CHLA

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Study Design

8:00am-11:00am PT
USC Health Sciences Campus and CHLA

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Study Design

8:00am-11:00am PT
USC Health Sciences Campus and CHLA

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Study Design

8:00am-11:00am PT
USC Health Sciences Campus and CHLA

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research Study Design

8:00am-11:00am PT
USC Health Sciences Campus and CHLA
View All Events

More News

  • USC Stem Cell researchers reveal a genetic blueprint for cartilage

    Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people’s ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy bones — two processes essential to life. In a study published in Cell Reports, USC Stem Cell researcher Xinjun He and University of Tokyo researcher Shinsuke Ohba explore how a protein called Sox9 regulates the production of cartilage.

    Read The Full Story
  • USC Stem Cell researchers reveal a genetic blueprint for cartilage

    Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people’s ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy bones — two processes essential to life. In a study published in Cell Reports, USC Stem Cell researcher Xinjun He and University of Tokyo researcher Shinsuke Ohba explore how a protein called Sox9 regulates the production of cartilage.

    Read The Full Story
  • Engineering undergraduates focus on building a microscope for USC's stem cell research center

    Previously, when Andy McMahon, head of USC Stem Cell, wanted a three-dimensional image of a kidney, he would ship the organ to Australia. Now, he can send the organ down the hall to the university’s new specialized microscope — built by a team of five undergraduates from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering as part of the course ENGR 499 Microscope Design and Construction.

    Read The Full Story
  • TALK Events - USC Alumni Awards

    TALK Events - USC Alumni Awards Photos and story from event

    Read The Full Story
  • TALK Faculty Spotlight - Jay Lieberman

    TALK Faculty Spotlight Jay Lieberman

    Read The Full Story
  • TALK Student Spotlight - Lisa Schamber

    Lisa Schamber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is one of 14 medical students chosen to participate in a two-week ethics program this summer in New York, Germany and Poland.

    Read The Full Story
  • Class of 1965 50th Reunion

    TALK Events - Class of 1965 50th Reunion Story and photos from event

    Read The Full Story
View All News
University of Southern California University of Southern California