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

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Department Events

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds: Arezu Haghighi, MD

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds: Arezu Haghighi, 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

USC Stem Cell Seminar: Jan Nolta

USC Stem Cell Seminar: Jan Nolta

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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