One of the nation’s preeminent eye care and vision research centers through the Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes and affiliated eye centers.
UCLA Eye Care
Established in 1966, the UCLA Stein Eye Institute vision-science campus is the fulfillment of an ambitious plan by ophthalmologist, businessman, and philanthropist Jules Stein, MD, and Bradley R. Straatsma, MD, JD, founding director of the Stein Eye Institute and founding chairman of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, who created a bold plan for preventing blindness through comprehensive programs for patient care, vision-science research, education and training of the next generation of physicians, and eye health outreach both local and global.
Our Expert Team
UCLA Department of Ophthalmology award-winning clinicians and vision scientists are dedicated to the preservation of sight and prevention of blindness.
UCLA Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes, their affiliated centers, and UCLA-affilliated hospitals provide patients across with access to the finest vision care.
Contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations provide UCLA Department of Ophthalmology faculty with the resources necessary to record noteworthy achievements consistently in research, education, and innovative patient care.
Conditions & Treatment
UCLA's Stein Eye Institute specialists are available to evaluate a wide variety of eye conditions, from nearsightedness to eye muscle disorders to retinal diseases. Our broad scope of expertise makes the Institute an especially good choice for those who have complex conditions or want a second opinion. The left side of the page contains a list of common eye conditions.
Eye research studies at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute are classified as patient-based or clinical research. These studies often represent the final stages of research prior to dissemination to the ophthalmology community for use with the general population. All studies have been reviewed and approved by the Federal Drug Administration and the UCLA Human Subject Protection Committee.
Training and Education
The UCLA Stein Eye Institute and the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology jointly offer an extensive array of academic courses, training programs, conference and workshops for medical students, ophthalmology residents, clinical and research fellows, practicing physicians and related healthcare professionals. The programs encompass the gamut of ophthalmic and vision science education and offer a stimulating environment for learning and meeting degree and certificate requirements.
A time to celebrate!
Faculty, staff, colleagues, and friends came together on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, to honor Bartly J. Mondino, MD, for his 28 years of illustrious service as chair of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Stein Eye Institute.
In addition to honoring Dr. Mondino for his many achievements, the event also served as a congratulatory welcome to Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, as she assumes the leadership role of chair of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, director of the Stein Eye Institute, and affiliation director of the Doheny Eye Institute.
Eye Care News
Meet Dr. Anne Coleman, chair and executive medical director of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology
In her new position as Chair of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, sees it as a privilege and duty to share her commitment to healing as many people with eye and vision disorders as possible.
Grand Opening: Doheny Eye Institute Vision-Science Campus in Pasadena
The Doheny Eye Institute, a top-ranked nonprofit organization proudly affiliated with the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters in Pasadena on June 23, 2022.
Patients can be seen at Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Arcadia, Orange County and Pasadena. Both institutes have earned international recognition for the quality of their patient care and research. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey ranked the combined Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes as the No. 5 center for ophthalmology based on feedback from specialists in the field.
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