May 19, 2023 | UCI Health Live Well Magazine
Giving the Gift of Sight
The UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is now the second medical institution in the nation and the only one on the West Coast to offer a rare vision-restoring treatment for this blinding condition.
Apr 03, 2023 | UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Shine the Light
High Support for Low Vision
When eye diseases such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and glaucoma impair vision so much that it impacts daily life, patients often feel a sense of loss and despair. At the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, our Low Vision Rehabilitation Program experts strive to restore hope and help patients get back to what they love to do.
Feb 02, 2023 | UCI Health Live Well Magazine
A Sister's Gift Restores Sight
Karen Ketchum had just gone through surgery to remove a melanoma followed by immunotherapy when she developed a mysterious new condition, lesions that began appearing all over her body, including her eyes, making it hard to see. Eventually she was referred to the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and ophthalmologist Marjan Farid, MD, a specialist in cornea surgery and ocular stem cell transplantation who leads the newly established UCI Health Severe Ocular Surface Disease Program.
Feb 01, 2023 | UCI Health
Elite stem-cell transplant program for eye surface damage opens at UCI Health
The UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute now offers sight-saving ocular stem cell transplants for severe eye surface damage, becoming only the second medical institution in the nation to treat this blinding condition.
Jan 30, 2023 | UCI School of Medicine
UCI Medical Students Work in Community OC Eye Project Clinic
UCI ophthalmologists and medical students regularly volunteer their time working at the OC Eye project clinic. The OC Eye Project hosts free ophthalmology clinics for medically-underserved residents in Orange County.
Jan 23, 2023 | UCI News
Grabbing the Golden Goose
Tibor Juhasz, UCI professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering, won a 2022 Golden Goose Award for helping to develop a now widely used LASIK surgery device.
Dec 14, 2022
Message from the Chair (2022 Recap)
As 2022 draws to a close, we can celebrate an amazing year of growth and success for the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
Dec 01, 2022
Holland Foundation for Sight Restoration Selects UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
UCI Health offers the gift of sight to patients with severe eye damage
Nov 23, 2022 | UCI Health Live Well Magazine
Dietary supplements to help fight macular degeneration
Fightin vision loss with supplements. Certain vitamins and supplements can help prevent advanced age-related macular degeneration.
Nov 22, 2022
Welcoming Two New Specialists
The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute recently welcomed two new physicians to our faculty: pediatric ophthalmologist Stephen Prepas, MD, and neuro ophthalmologist
Sam Spiegel, MD.