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.”
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

Rohit Varma, MD

Breakthrough refractory glaucoma treatment cleared by FDA after clinical trials

Millions of glaucoma patients whose previous surgical treatment failed to reduce their eye pressure have new hope following several years of pivotal clinical trials conducted in refractory glaucoma patients, including work done at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute, as Allergan announces the XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System has been approved by the U.S.
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Department Events

Ophthalmology Specialty Conferences: Retina & Uveitis

Ophthalmology Specialty Conferences: Retina & Uveitis

Healthcare Center 4 Conference Room, Third Floor
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Keck School Events

6th Annual USC Hands-On Neuro-Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology Residents

6th Annual USC Hands-On Neuro-Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology Residents

01/27/2016 - 01/28/2017
Keck School of Medicine, Surgical Skills Simulation and Education Center, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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