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.
Children’s lungs grew stronger as pollution declined in #CleanAirLA and throughout the basin over the past two decades
Scientists at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute identify potential therapeutic target for the brain disease
Los Angeles city and county policymakers and educational institutions laid the groundwork for the region’s biotechnology strategy at a summit on the USC Health Sciences Campus.
The prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percent
Research indicates that focusing attention and awareness on the present moment without judgment or reacting to thoughts has positive effects not just on sleep but on daytime fatigue and depression.
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists have found a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer.