Welcome to UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute 


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UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is Orange County’s premier eye-care provider, offering state-of-the-art ophthalmic services, ranging from routine ophthalmic evaluations to complex medical management and surgical care. Our faculty of internationally recognized physicians, surgeons and scientists provide highly specialized training to future ophthalmologists, access to leading-edge clinical trials as well as sight-saving treatments and therapies for virtually any eye disorder.

Eye surgeons, stem cell researchers, geneticists, infectious disease specialists and engineers are working on technologies and treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal disease and cataracts as well as a vaccine to prevent eye and genital herpes infections. These efforts have vaulted UC Irvine into the top echelons of U.S. institutions receiving National Institutes of Health grants for vision research.

It is part of the institute's academic mission to work collaboratively with the eye-care industry in Orange County, which has highest concentration of technology and pharmaceutical companies devoted to vision care. Our goal is to spark innovation and continue to revolutionize patient care.

The range and depth of clinical and scientific expertise among faculty members, many of whom regularly appear on the list of the nation's "Best Doctors," enable the institute to offer the most advanced training and treatment in the following areas:

It is the mission of the UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute to develop programs, technologies and clinical solutions that enhance the visual health and visual performance of patients in Orange County and the world through cooperation with medical professionals, the vision care industry and the community.

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CATARACT SURGERY
Anand Bhatt, M.D.
Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.
Roger Steinert, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

COMPREHENSIVE
M. Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D.
Linda Lippa, M.D.

CORNEA SURGERY
Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Roger Steinert, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

GLAUCOMA
Anand Bhatt, M.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.

LASIK REFRACTIVE SURGERY
Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Robert Lingua, M.D.
Roger Steinert, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Chantal Boisvert, M.D.
R. Wade Crow, M.D.

OPHTHALMIC PATHOLOGY
Donald S. Minckler M.D.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY/
OCULOFACIAL COSMETIC SURGERY

Jeremiah Tao, M.D.

OPTOMETRIC SERVICES
Jennifer Che, O.D.

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY
Chantal Boisvert, M.D.
Robert Lingua, M.D.
Jennifer Simpson, M.D.

RESEARCH
Lbachir BenMohamed, Ph.D.
Donald Brown, Ph.D.
James Jester, Ph.D.
Tibor Juhasz, Ph.D.

M. Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D.
Anthony Nesburn, M.D.
Eric Pearlman, Ph.D.
Steven Wechsler, Ph.D.
Jing Yang M.D.

RETINA/VITREOUS
Baruch Kuppermann, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephanie Lu, M.D.
Mitul Mehta M.D.

For ophthalmology
appointments, please call:

UC Irvine Medical Center
714-456-7183

UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Building
949-824-2020

Laser Refractive Surgery
949-824-9970

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