Gavin and Ninetta Herbert have committed a $5 million estate gift to the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, a part of UC Irvine Health, to expand the breadth and depth of research into the retina. Courtesy of Gavin and Ninetta Herbert

Gavin and Ninetta Herbert Pursue their Vision for Improving Eye Health

Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the academic eye care center named in his honor.

“We are grateful for this generous estate gift, which makes possible future investigations that may explore ideas we cannot even imagine today,” said Dr. Michael J. Stamos, interim dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

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