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About the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

At UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, our faculty of internationally recognized physicians, surgeons and scientists provide highly specialized training to future ophthalmologists, access to leading-edge clinical trials as well as sight-saving treatments and therapies for virtually any eye disorder.  

Eye surgeons, stem cell researchers, geneticists, infectious disease specialists and engineers are working on technologies and treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal disease and cataracts as well as a vaccine to prevent eye and genital herpes infections. These efforts have vaulted UC Irvine School of Medicine into the top echelons of U.S. institutions receiving National Institutes of Health grants for vision research.

It is part of the institute's academic mission to work collaboratively with the eye-care industry in Orange County, which has highest concentration of technology and pharmaceutical companies devoted to vision care. Our goal is to spark innovation and continue to revolutionize patient care.

The range and depth of clinical and scientific expertise among faculty members, many of whom regularly appear on the list of the nation's "Best Doctors," enable the institute to offer the most advanced training and treatment in the following areas:

  • Cataract, corneal surgery/external disease and refractive surgery
  • Comprehensive ophthalmology and ocular pathology
  • Corneal and retinal disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser treatment and research
  • Molecular immunology and virology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculofacial plastics and orbital surgery
  • Ocular oncology
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus
  • Uveitis and ocular inflammation
  • Vitreoretinal surgery and retinal diseases

The institute's world-class team of ophthalmologists and researchers is dedicated to meeting the complex medical and surgical eye-care needs of residents in Orange County and the surrounding region.

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