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.
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
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.
Eight days after eye surgery, eight-year-old Thomas Walkup spends some time with his favorite baseball player, Mike Trout. (MLB.com Video)