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 new model of delivering primary care studied by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers has the potential to improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes.
USC’s Jon-Paul Pepper, MD, is not the average award winner. He’s also not the average facial plastic surgeon, faculty researcher or master’s student — in part, because he’s currently all of these things.
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is the first medical center in Southern California, post-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, to implant a new wireless device for heart failure patients.
Held on October 8 at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, this annual open house attracted more than 100 guests ranging from high school students to patients to alumni.