Two of the nation’s top eye institutes have united in an affiliation that will improve patients’ access to leading vision specialists. UCLA’s Stein Eye Institute and the Doheny Eye Institute — both created by families whose legacies helped shape Los Angeles — have joined forces to offer the best in patient care, vision research and training for future eye specialists. The affiliation adds 14 clinicians and researchers from Doheny to the ophthalmology faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
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.
The Stein Eye Institute at UCLA is a vision science campus dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vision through its internationally recognized programs in research, patient care and integrative education. The center’s ophthalmic specialists treat the full spectrum of vision-threatening conditions, including glaucoma; macular degeneration; diseases of the cornea, retina and vitreous; cataracts and uveitis; intraocular inflammation; Graves’ disease; ptosis and lacrimal disease; and eyelid disease. Community outreach efforts range from its mobile eye clinic, which travels to schools, shelters, health fairs and other organizations that assist homeless and low-income families; to programs like Vision IN-School, for vision education; Shared Vision, for the collection and donation of used eyeglasses; the Preschool Vision Screening program; and the Indigent Children and Families program.
The Doheny Eye Institute, established in 1947, is a top-ranked nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation, improvement and restoration of human eyesight. Recognized as an outstanding center for vision research and education, the Doheny Eye Institute has emerged as a world leader in basic and clinical vision research. The institute’s innovative research has led to new diagnostic and treatment procedures and is internationally regarded for changing people’s lives by improving their sight.