Department of Ophthalmology


About the Department

Welcome to the USC Department of Ophthalmology at Keck School of Medicine and The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Our direct patient care, research innovations and collaborative residency experience has consistently placed us among the top 12 ophthalmology programs nationally for more than 20 years.

We have dedicated ourselves to a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on efficient and compassionate bench to bedside care. We provide superior facilities and services to our physicians, scientists, residents, and staff to enable them to best serve the needs of our patients. We are committed to furthering research and patient care objectives as we teach the next generation of ophthalmologists and vision scientists.


About the Department of Ophthalmology


“Looking ahead, it’s my mission to build on our vision research programs by investing and recruiting and developing strong faculty who are dedicated to discovery, innovation and collaboration within the rich network of talent and resources we enjoy at USC.”
Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Interim Dean,
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Grace and Emery Beardsley Professor and Chair,
USC Department of Ophthalmology
Director, USC Roski Eye Institute
Chair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

The Department of Ophthalmology supports a wide spectrum of endeavors to promote and provide the best clinical care to patients of all ages. Our faculty members, representing every ophthalmic specialty, are both nationally and internationally renowned. Their clinical expertise touches the full range of patient care from consultation to specialized testing and treatment and includes tertiary care. The ophthalmologists of the Keck School are actively involved in clinical trials at LAC+USC Medical Center, in addition to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Our clinical services include:

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Department News

The institute will change how we see the world—and the ways we can live better in it.

A bold vision comes into focus at USC Roski Eye Institute

Vivian Hoorn was scared. She knew that something wasn’t right with her vision. Grey polka dots kept dancing across the pages of her favorite books as she tried to read them. In the back of her mind was one thought: her father. She had watched as he slowly went blind just as he was retiring,
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Department Events

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds: Nadim Rayess, MD

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds: Nadim Rayess, MD

USC Healthcare Center 4 Conference Room, Sixth Floor, 1450 San Pablo, Los Angeles
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Keck School Events

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Sue Martin

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Sue Martin

LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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