Department of Ophthalmology

Ophtalmology

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. In 2012, 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.

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International expert in the epidemiology of eye diseases named ophthalmology chair at Keck School of Medicine and director of USC Eye Institute

The Keck School of Medicine announced today it has named Rohit Varma, MD, MPH to become chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the USC Eye Institute as well as to serve as professor of ophthalmology and preventive medicine and hold the Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair in Ophthalmology.

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