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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.

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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.

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Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

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McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156

Southern California Implementation and Improvement Science Symposium

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California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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University of Southern California, 920 West 37th Place, PRB Multi-Purpose Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Mayer Auditorium, Keith Administration Building, 1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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    Children’s lungs grew stronger as pollution declined in #CleanAirLA and throughout the basin over the past two decades

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    Scientists at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute identify potential therapeutic target for the brain disease

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    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.

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    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.

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  • Ranibizumab reverses vision loss in working-age U.S. Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites suffering from diabetic eye disease

    The prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percent

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  • Keck Medicine of USC researchers find advantages to mindfulness meditation over sleep education for older adults

    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.

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