KEYWORD

ophthalmology

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman leads a spirited crowd in a hearty Zot, Zot, Zot! at the UCI Medal Awards.

UCI closes Orange County’s largest philanthropic campaign, surpassing $1 billion goal

Strong community, donor involvement lead to funding for scholarships, academic chairs, high-impact research and projects that make a difference

Professor Henry Klassen

FDA greenlights UCI clinical trial of treatment for blinding disease

A first-of-its-kind stem cell-based treatment for retinitis pigmentosa developed by UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen, Dr. Jing Yang and colleagues has received consent from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in a clinical trial.

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

A vision realized

New world-class home of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute has been years in the making

Sharper images

Hindsight, unlike many people’s vision, is always 20/20. Laser eye surgery has become so common, it’s easy to forget that just three decades ago a promising new treatment was greeted with skepticism and even fear. “When the ultrashort pulse laser came along, we were excited that it was a more controlled, delicate way of cutting […]

UCI ophthalmologist on cutting edge of laser eye surgery

Dr. Roger Steinert has developed techniques that have helped improve the eyesight of millions.

Dr. Henry Klassen

Unlocking stem cells’ potential to cure eye disease

Dr. Henry Klassen is discovering new ways to use stem cells to repair the retina, offering new hope for people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.

Roger McWilliams

Time traveler

UC Irvine physics & astronomy professor Roger McWilliams often appears to have stepped out of a time machine — from the past. He rides to work on a reproduction vintage bicycle with a wide leather seat and big chrome handlebars. When he does drive a car, it’s a 60-year-old Jaguar that he fixes himself with […]

Marjan Farid and Sumit (Sam) Garg

Getting you back in focus

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute refractive surgeons use cutting-edge lasers and world-class skill to restore good sight.