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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The 2014 Roxanna Todd Hodges Lecture in Stroke Prevention and Education

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  • 2012 Massry Prize Laureate Lectures

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  • Keck Medicine of USC adds to its renowned urology team; foremost expert in treating kidney stones recruited to USC Institute of Urology

    Continuing its momentum as one of the fastest growing urology programs in the nation, Gerhard Fuchs, M.D., F.A.C.S., an internationally renowned urologic surgeon, researcher and educator who advanced innovative technology to minimize the pain of eliminating kidney stones, has been recruited to the USC Institute of Urology effective July 15, 2014.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC leads Los Angeles-based study of auditory brainstem implant's safety and use in young children

    A Los Angeles medical team led by Keck Medicine of USC researchers performs California’s first auditory brainstem implant surgery on a 3-year-old boy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, part of the nation's only NIH-funded study of the device’s safety and use in young children. Audiologists at the USC Center for Childhood Communication will study how the child's brain develops over time as it incorporates sound and speech.

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  • International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

    As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Keck Medicine of USC have helped identify more than 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. In what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, the findings, which are published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia. These pathways could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little innovation in drug development in more than 60 years.

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  • Keck Medical Center of USC surgeon performs first robotic-assisted operation in California using latest-generation, minimally invasive surgical system

    An internationally renowned urologic surgeon at Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California (USC) has performed the first robotic-assisted procedure in California using the latest, minimally invasive surgical system. The prostate cancer surgery further cements the Los Angeles-based university hospitals’ position as a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

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  • USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

    One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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  • USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

    One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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