Feb 22, 2024 | UCI News
UC Irvine study shows similarities and differences in human and insect vision formation
Discovery offers insights into retinal disease origins and potential therapeutic targets.
Feb 01, 2024 | UCI Health Live Well Magazine
His passion: helping children with poor eyesight
Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, Donny Suh, MD whom leads it's Eye Mobile for Children develops special eye wear for kids. Made with a 3D printer, these inexpensive spectacles provide vision correction for children with head or facial abnormalities who are unable to wear regular frames, as well as kids whose families who can't afford glasses.
Jan 30, 2024 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Shine the Light
Milestone reached in quest for universal coronavirus vaccine
UCI professor and Director of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular immunology at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, Lbachir BenMohamed, PhD, alongside colleagues across the UCI School of Medicine have demonstrated in pre-clinical studies that combining their broad-based antigen approach with current COVID-19 vaccines gives better protection against illness from repeated infection by many virus variants. BenMohamed points out that SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to be the last coronavirus to cause widespread disease. He hopes that his lab’s vaccine approach will make it possible to respond quickly with effective therapies when the need arises.
Jan 16, 2024 | UCI Health
OCMA honors UCI Health 'Physicians of Excellence'
UCI Health is home to more than 190 doctors who have been named 2024 Physicians of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA), more than any other hospital in the region.
Jan 11, 2024 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Shine the Light
Philanthropists reflect on the eye institute they helped build
Seen by many as the father of Orange County’s thriving ophthalmic industry, Gavin Herbert co-founded the pharmaceutical company Allergan and brought it to Irvine in 1966, just as the University of California opened a new campus on land that had been part of the historic Irvine Ranch. He helped recruit internationally renowned glaucoma researcher Irving Leopold, MD, as founding chair of the UCI School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, bringing instant prestige to the fledgling program. Since the opening of the eye institute in 2013, Gavin and Ninetta Herbert have continued to support UCI’s excellence in ophthalmology. While Gavin Herbert focuses on research breakthroughs, Ninetta Herbert’s heart is with saving the vision of the next generation. Click below to read more as they reflect on their journey and their current efforts.'
Jan 09, 2024 | UCI News
School of Medicine Receives Prestigious Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine has received a prestigious Unrestricted Grant from the nonprofit organization Research to Prevent Blindness. The five-year, $575,000 grant will support eye research conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology.
Jan 02, 2024 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Shine the Light
Specialist in rare eye cancers joins UCI Health
Kapil Mishra, MD, is like a missing puzzle piece. The new UCI Health ophthalmologist’s expertise in certain cancers of the eye was the last ophthalmic subspecialty needed at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Until now.
Nov 30, 2023 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Shine the Light
A painter’s sight preserved
When Mary McKay Schaffer arrived for a routine visit with Dr. Sameh Mosaed, she had no idea that she'd be receiving a life-saving diagnosis. Read about the moment Dr. Mosaed identified a serious complication and took swift action to save more than just her vision.
Nov 28, 2023 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Shine the Light
Q&A: New horizons for glaucoma research
Sight-saving treatments begin at sight-saving research. Hear from our newest research Principle Investigator, Dr. Gulab Zode, in this Q&A.
Oct 25, 2023 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute 10 Year Anniversary
September 2023 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. This commemorative video looks at the inspiration and accomplishments of the institute and highlights our growth and groundbreaking research, all aimed at creating a positive impact within our local community and on a global scale.