UCLA Ophthalmology

The Stein & Doheny Eye Institutes and their affiliated Eye Centers rank among the very best in the nation for teaching, research, and patient care.

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UCLA Stein Eye Institute

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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UCLA Ophthalmology among top in the Nation

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Our Expert Team

UCLA Department of Ophthalmology award-winning clinicians and vision scientists are dedicated to the preservation of sight and prevention of blindness.

Our Locations

UCLA Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes, their affiliated centers, and UCLA-affilliated hospitals provide patients across the Southland 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.

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Conditions & Treatment

UCLA's Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes 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 us an especially good choice for those who have complex conditions or want a second opinion.

Eye Research

Many eye research studies in the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology are classified as patient-based 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.

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2022 Graduating Class of Residents & Fellows at UCLA Department of Ophthalmology

Training and Education

The UCLA Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes and the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology jointly offer an extensive array of academic courses, training programs, conferences, 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.

Seeking to Perfect Cataract Surgery and Its Outcomes

The extraordinary advancement of tools and techniques for cataract surgery has converted what was once a grueling operation and recovery process into an easy half-hour outpatient procedure that provides a quick recovery and clear vision.

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Eye Care News

Anne Coleman, MD - Chair & Executive Medical Director of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology

Meet Dr. Anne Coleman, chair and executive medical director of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology

In her 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.

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UCLA Low Vision Support Group

We are very excited to be able to offer the UCLA Low Vision Support Group to provide emotional and functional support to adults coping with sudden or progressive vision loss. The Support Group is coordinated by our Stein Eye Institute Vision Rehabilitation Center faculty Drs. Ava Bittner and Melissa Chun and facilitated by Janice Goldhaber, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice.  > Download flyer

Doheny Eye Institute Vision-Science Institute in Pasadena

Doheny Eye Institute Vision-Science Campus Now Open 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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To find out more about our eye care services, call 310-825-5000.