Department of Ophthalmology

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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.

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About the Department of Ophthalmology

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH

“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.”
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC;
May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine;
Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair in Ophthalmology;
Chair, USC Care Board of DirectorsChair’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

Keck School

Thomas Lee receives 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Award

The winners of the 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards were announced recently and included Thomas Lee, MD, associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The award recognizes Lee’s work with SADA Systems, a technology company, on a telemedicine project to train eye surgeons in Armenia to reduce rates of
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Department Events

Ophthalmology Specialty Conferences: Glaucoma

Ophthalmology Specialty Conferences: Glaucoma

04/08/2017
Healthcare Center 4 Conference Room, Third Floor
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Keck School Events

Bioscience Business: Turning a Great Scientific Idea into a Commercial Product

Bioscience Business: Turning a Great Scientific Idea into a Commercial Product

03/30/2017
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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