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April 11, 2022
Vision visionary

UCI’s acclaimed Donald Bren Professor of Ophthalmology, Kris Palczewski, is blazing a trail of innovative research. Read more...

Apr 7, 2022
Color Night Vision Brought to You by AI

Night-vision systems that use infrared light to see in the dark typically render views as monochromatic images. Now, in a new study, with the help of deep-learning AI technology. Read more...

July 15, 2021
UCI team readies universal coronavirus vaccine prototype for human trials

Scientists with the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute have designed a promising vaccine prototype aimed at preventing all coronavirus strains and variants, not just the one that causes COVID-19. Read more...


May 12, 2021
Bridging the Gap: Women's Equity

Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, Ph.D. and Dziyana Aydin from the CTVR Committee of Women in Vision Research on 'Bridging the Gap: Women's Equity' Read more...


April 21, 2021
Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, distinguished professor in the Department of Ophthalmology

Krzystof Palczewski, PhD awarded the title of Donald Bren Professor, a recognition for faculty who have demonstrated exceptional academic merit. Read more...


April 21, 2021
A digital prosthetic eye for the 21st century

Dr. Jeremiah P. Tao, chief of oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery at the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, has helped many patients who have a lost an eye to trauma, cancer or other disabling conditions. Read more...


April 5, 2021
Covid-19 pandemic : scientists working on vaccine that attack all strains

Lbachir BenMohamed, Professor of Immunology, the founder and the head of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of California, Irvine and his team are working on a vaccine that attack all strains of the coronavirus. Read more...


April 5, 2021
One hundred reasons to celebrate women in ophthalmology

Marjan Farid, MD, named in the Top 100 Women In Ophthalmology Power List – One hundred reasons to celebrate women in ophthalmology. Read more...


January 23, 2021
UCI looking into developing COVID-19 patch as alternative to needle form of vaccine

At UCI School of Medicine, scientists are looking at using a patch -- similar to a nicotine patch -- instead of a syringe and needle as a way to vaccinate and protect us from COVID-19. According to lead researcher Dr. Lbashir BenMohammed, there’s a lot of hope here. Read more...


January 22, 2021
University of California Irvine Scientists Working on COVID-19 Vaccine That Would Attack All Strains

UC Irvine scientists are working on developing a vaccine that would attack all strains of COVID-19 as well as a potential breakthrough that would solve many of the problems related to distributing the medicine, a UCI professor on the project said Thursday. Read more...


January 22, 2021
Coronavirus Vaccine Patch Could Protect Against All COVID Strains

UC Irvine scientists are developing a vaccine to attack all strains of coronavirus, the university reported Thursday. Read more...


January 22, 2021
UCI Scientists Working on COVID-19 Vaccine

UC Irvine scientists are working on developing a vaccine that would attack all strains of COVID-19 as well as a potential breakthrough that would solve many of the problems related to distributing the medicine, a UCI professor on the project said today. Read more...


January 22, 2021
UC Irvine scientists working on universal vaccine to attack all strains of coronavirus

The same lab is developing a special patch that could prove to be a "game changer" in delivering the vaccine to all parts of the world. Read more...


January 22, 2021
UCI Scientists Developing More Effective Vaccine

Scientists are already working on a new vaccine. This one expected to better protect us from new strains of the virus. Hetty Chang reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2021. Read more...


January 19, 2021
UC Irvine developing vaccine that targets all coronaviruses

As Orange County expands its COVID-19 vaccine distribution, UC Irvine researchers are developing a vaccine that could prevent other coronavirus outbreaks in the future. Read more...


January 15, 2021
UCI researchers developing vaccine designed to prevent future coronavirus outbreaks

Remember the SARS and MERS outbreaks? Those were both coronaviruses. Could another deadly outbreak occur in the next few years? Read more...


April 23, 2020
Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD receives BrightFocus Foundation Macular Degeneration Research award

We are pleased to announce that Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD has received the BrightFocus Foundation Macular Degeneration Research award titled “Role of Elovl2 in age-related changes in the eye. Read more...


March 20, 2020
Dorota Skowronska-Kraczyk, PhD joins the UCI Center for Translational Vision Research

Please join us in welcoming Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD to a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics at UCI School of Medicine. Read more...


March 20, 2020
Student ophthalmology team wins Volk award

The second Volk Visionary winner has been awarded to the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Ophthalmology Medical Student Research Team. Led by Dr. Andrew Browne PhD, this team came together as part of the UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) Medical Student Research Program (MSRP), where first-year medical students are paired with a faculty mentor to do a research project throughout their four years at UCI Medical School. Read more...


October 2, 2019
Eye Stroke: Similarities to a Stroke and Risks

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but they're also home to our most dominant sense and can be harbingers of overall health and wellness. To keep them working well, they're fed by a vast network of blood vessels that bring oxygen to the delicate tissues of the eye. However, occasionally, the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the eyes can be blocked or interrupted. When this happens, it results in a condition called eye stroke. Read more...


August 20, 2019
Viewing the world anew at 81

Lavon DeGraw is hitting the trail again. She’s been almost everywhere — Yellowstone National Park, Europe, the South American region of Patagonia. But on a spring trip to the Grand Canyon with her husband, Jim, she brought along some new equipment: a knee replacement and 20/20 vision. Read more...


August 1, 2019
Helping macular degeneration patients adapt

While promising research is underway to cure and prevent eye diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) is working with low-vision patients to help them see the best they can. Read more...


April 5, 2019
New discovery by UCI researchers may lead to alleviation of vision-related side effects caused by erectile dysfunction drugs

Irvine, Calif. – April 5, 2019 – In a study published in Science Advances magazine, researchers from the University of California, Irvine have captured, for the first time, the full-length structure of the rod photoreceptor phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6), an enzyme that plays an indispensable role in human vision. Read more...


April 4, 2019
Dozens of clinics market risky cell therapies to treat eye disorders

(Reuters Health) - - Scores of clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive - but unproven - cell therapy procedures to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a new study warns. Read more...


November 5, 2018
UCI researchers uncover evidence of restored vision in rats following cell transplant

Irvine, Calif. – November 5, 2018 – Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have discovered that neurons located in the vision centers of the brains of blind rats functioned normally following fetal retina cell transplants, indicating the successful restoration of vision.  The research was published today in JNeurosci, the Journal of Neuroscience. Read more...


August 7, 2018
World-renowned researcher joins the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Irvine, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 – The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine welcomes Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, to the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology and the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, effective September 2018.

The internationally renowned chemist, pharmacologist and vision scientist has made critical contributions to our understanding of the molecular basis of age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal degeneration, illuminating the path toward the development of new vision therapies. Read more...


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New world-class home of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute has been years in the making.
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September 28, 2012 - To celebrate the completion of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute building’s structural frame, about 150 doctors, faculty and members of the community gathered at the site on July 24th, 2012, for a Topping Out ceremony. Read more...


August 18, 2012 - Orange County Register: Gavin Herbert Eye Institute goal: Eliminate blindness. Read more...


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CATARACT SURGERY
Marjan Farid, M.D.

Austin Fox, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.
Olivia Lee, M.D.
Ken Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

COMPREHENSIVE
Kavita K. Rao, M.D.

CORNEA SURGERY
Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.
Olivia Lee, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

GLAUCOMA
Austin Fox, M.D.
Ken Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.

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

LOW VISION REHABILITATION
Karen Lin, O.D.
Nilima Tanna, O.T.

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
R. Wade Crow, M.D.
Lilangi Ediriwickrema, M.D.
Vivek Patel, M.D.
Sam Spiegel, M.D.

OPHTHALMIC PATHOLOGY
Maria Del Valle Estopinal, M.D.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY/
OCULOFACIAL COSMETIC SURGERY

Lilangi Ediriwickrema, M.D.
Jeremiah Tao, M.D.

OPTOMETRIC SERVICES
Joseph Bui, O.D .
Timothy Scott Liegler, O.D.

Kailey Marshall, O.D.
Annabelle Storch, O.D.
Kimberly Walker, O.D .

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY
Charlotte Gore, M.D.

Stephen Prepas, M.D .
Mohammad Riazi, M.D.
Donny Suh, M.D.

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

Vladimir Kefalov
M. Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D.
Tim Kern, Ph.D.
Philip Kiser
Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D.
Anthony Nesburn, M.D.
Krzysztof Palczewski, Ph.D.
Eric Pearlman, Ph.D.
Magdalen Seiler

RETINA/VITREOUS
Andrew Browne, M.D., Ph.D.
Baruch Kuppermann, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephanie Lu, M.D.
Mitul Mehta, M.D.
Mohammad Riazi, M.D.

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Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.
Olivia Lee, M.D.

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