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MAY 4Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD elected to the National Academy of Sciences
APR 12Kris Palczewski, Donald Bren Professor of Ophthalmology, is blazing a trail of innovative research.
APR 11ACRS Hall of Fame recognizes the late Roger Steinert, MD,
APR 11Andrew Browne, MD, PhD on color night vision enhanced by AI.
Feb 16Dr. Ken Lin and Dr. Sameh Mosaed have developed a laser-emitting device that treats glaucoma by enlarging and stabilizing collector channels in order to enhance aqueous outflow and reduce intraocular pressure (IOP).
JAN 12Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD chosen by APSET to receive the prestigious 2022 Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology.


DEC  27Dr. BenMohamed and his team's preemptive COVID vaccine has promising results
DEC 20Dr. Marjan Farid featured in Ocular Surgery News on topic of new IOLs expanding patient options
SEPT 01Lilangi Ediriwickrema, MD, MS selected as one of the 2021 ICTS KL-2 Award Recipients
JULY 07Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics, named as a recipient of the UCI School of Medicine 2020-2021 Mentorship Award
JULY 02UCI team readies universal coronavirus vaccine prototype for human trials
JULY 6UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is accepting applications for this year’s 20/20 Society Pilot Research Grants
JUNE 4World-renowned researcher Vladimir Kefalov joins UCI Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics
MAY 12Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD and Dziyana Aydin from the CTVR Committee of Women in Vision Research on 'Bridging the Gap: Women's Equity'
APR 15Andrew Browne, MD, PhD receives BrightFocus Foundation award for age-related macular degeneration research.
MAR 31Marjan Farid, MD named to the Top 100 Women in Ophthalmology Power List - One hundred reasons to celebrate women in ophthalmology.
MAR 31Lbachir BenMohamed, Professor of Immunology, the founder and the head of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of California, Irvine and his team are working on a vaccine that attack all strains of the coronavirus.
MAR 19Dr. Jeremiah P. Tao, chief of oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery at the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, has helped many patients who have a lost an eye to trauma, cancer or other disabling conditions.
MAR 19Susie Suh, MD, PhD student with Center for Translational Vision Research is selected to present her abstract at UCI School of Medicine's 2nd Annual Southern California Rare Disorders Symposium.
MAR 16Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD awarded the title of Donald Bren Professor, a recognition for faculty who have demonstrated exceptional academic merit.
MAR 16Susie Suh, MD, PhD student with CTVR wins first place price for her abstract "Treatment of leber congenitalamaursis by invivo genome editing for the upcoming 2nd Annual Southern California Rare Disorders Symposium
FEB 4UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute researcher working to create a 'universal' vaccine for many corona viruses
JAN 21UCI looking into developing COVID-19 patch as alternative to needle form of vaccine
JAN 21UCI Scientists developing a more effective COVID vaccine
JAN 21UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute scientists working on universal vaccine to attack all strains of coronavirus
JAN 21UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute researcher developing vaccine designed to prevent future corona virus outbreaks
JAN 14UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute's Lbachir BenMohamed developing vaccine that targets all coronaviruses


NOV 20Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk is named the 2021 recipient for The Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research
OCT  20UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy
SEPT 22New study co-authored by Postdoc Henri Leinonen, PhD, from the Krzysztof Palczewski lab found how people with retinal degenerative disease can maintain their night vision, which could inform novel treatment strategies for diseases that cause blindness.
JULY 1Dr. Kris Palczewski named Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology
JUNE 30Dr. Kris Palczewski selected as a recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award
JUNE 02Dr. Kris Palczewski appointed to The National Academies Corporation Board of Directors, and to the Beckman Center Advisory Board
MAY 06Allergan Foundation makes generous $2,000,000 gift to support the establishment of the proposed Allergan Foundation Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
APR 23Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD receives BrightFocus Foundation Macular Degeneration Research award
APR 16Student ophthalmology team wins Volk award
APR 07Establishment of the Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) as a provisional Organized Research Unit
APR 072020 Henri Leinonen, PhD recipient of Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. grant
MAR 15Dorota Skowronska-Kraczyk, PhD joins the UCI Center for Translational Vision Research
FEB  25Assistant Professor Philip Kiser is named recipient of the 2020 Pisard Award in Vision Science


OCT 21GHEI researcher Dr. Krzysztof Palczewski is named to the National Academy of Medicine
SEP 27GHEI ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew Browne discusses eye strokes with U.S. News & World Report.
SEP 12GHEI’s Dr. Rebecca Kammer talks about a miniature intraocular telescope and how it helps patients with macular degeneration
APR 05New discovery by UCI researchers may lead to alleviation of vision-related side effects caused by erectile dysfunction drugs
APR 04Dozens of clinics market risky cell therapies to treat eye disorders


SEP 05GHEI Medical Director Sam Garg, MD, discusses management of irregular cornea surfaces prior to cataract surgery at the 2018 Combined Ophthalmic Symposium in Austin, Tex.
AUG 07World-renowned vision scientist Krzysztof Palczewski to join UCI School of Medicine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
JUL 12GHEI ophthalmologist Dr. Sanjay Kehdar tells NBC news about bringing cataract surgery to a remote village in Nepal.
MAY 18Steve Kirby's eyesight had been getting blurrier for years until GHEI opthalmologist Chantal Boisvert performed a simple surgery to correct a weakened muscle.
APR 26GHEI pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Charlotte Gore explains why eye exams are so important for young children — to catch vision problems early.
APR 24GHEI researcher Lbacher BenMohamed and his team are hard at work on a vaccine for ocular herpes.
MAR 15GHEI ophthalmologist Dr. Mitul Mehta details the treatments for eye problems that develop as we age.
JAN 20Gavin Herbert Eye Institute officials mourn the passing of longtime UC Irvine benefactor Josephine Gleis.


AUG 15Dr. Baruch Kuppermann tells the Orange County Register how people can best protect their eyes when viewing the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
JUL 26Retina specialist Dr. Baruch Kuppermann is named chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
JUN 07Remembering Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Director Roger Steinert, MD, Irving H. Leopold Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
FEB 23Jeremiah Tao, MD, receives an Institute of Clinical & Translational Science 2017 Pilot Grant Award for his work on a digital prosthetic eye with functional eye mimicry.


NOV 16Philanthropists Gavin and Ninetta Herbert pledge a $5-million estate gift to spur retina research at the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
MAY 17The Discovery Eye Foundation donates $2 million to the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute to establish cornea and retina centers.


AUG 12UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen leads first clinical trial of stem cell-based retinitis pigmentosa treatment.
APR 02To say reading in dim light damages your eyes is akin to saying listening to whispers will make you go deaf, says UC Irvine ophthalmologist Dr. Wade Crow.


AUG 13NBC4 highlights Grace Nassar, 7, who is now able to see normally thanks to Gavin Herbert Eye Institute's Dr. Robert Lingua.
JULY 21Dr. Linda Lippa receives Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education.


SEP 12The new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute brings Orange County's best eye care services and research under one roof, the OC Register writes.
SEP 02Orange County is the Silicon Valley of vision, with the new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute a focal point, the OC Register magazine writes.


SEP 29Learn more about the Implantable Miniature Telescope and treatment for macular degeneration discussed by Dr. Sam Garg on PBS SoCal.
SEP 06Dr. Henry Klassen and a team of collaborators receive $17.3 million to develop stem cells for treating the blinding effects of retinitis pigmentosa.
AUG 16When it opens in 2013, the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute building will bring together patients, researchers, physicians and advanced technology under one roof.
JUL 30View the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute's quarterly newsletter online.
JUL 26Donors and UC Irvine officials celebrate milestone in construction of new home for the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
JUL 18Eye surgeon Dr. Sam Garg tells Reuters that cataract surgery is a safe procedure, but that not everyone may need it.
JUN 25Ophthalmologists implant Orange County's first tiny eye telescopes, restoring sight in two patients suffering from macular degeneration.
MAR 29Shine the Light dinner raises $350,000 for research and construction of a new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
MAR 22Ophthalmology and biomedical engineering professor Tibor Juhasz is honored for his developments in lasers for cataract surgery.
MAR 05Dr. George Baerveldt receives the American Glaucoma Society's Innovator Award for extraordinary contributions in his field.


NOV 13Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Director Dr. Roger Steinert joins ophthalmologists to offer pro bono care at a weekend vision clinic.
SEP 30UC Irvine ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Wade Crow explains why we see stars when we hit our heads.
AUG 30Register for UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute's fifth annual colloquium, "Innovations and Controversies in Ophthalmology," to be held Nov. 4-5 in Newport Beach.
APR 07Julia and George Argyros donate $5 million for an ambulatory surgery center within UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, which is slated to open in 2013.
APR 06Are electronic readers bad for your eyes? Some UC Irvine medical students have complained their iPads give them headaches.
MAR 21Dr. Baruch Kuppermann, professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering at UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, is honored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
JAN 28Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Chair Dr. Roger Steinert is named one of the nation’s top ophthalmologists.


OCT 25Gavin Herbert Eye Institute to dedicate site for a $31-million eye care and research center on Oct. 29
OCT 22UC Irvine eye scientist Dr. Henry Klassen wins a $3.85-million grant to create a stem-cell treatment for retinitis pigmentosa.
AUG 03Dr. Baruch Kuppermann tells CBS News how a new telescopic lens implant help patients with macular degeneration.
JUL 23UC Irvine ophthalmologist discusses disease that's robbing radio and TV host Glenn Beck of his eyesight.


DEC 17UC Irvine ophthalmologist Dr. Roger F. Steinert and spine surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen explain how texting can cause vision and orthopedic problems on MSNBC’s show “Dr. Nancy.”
NOV 01Medical students trained to perform basic eye screening lose their skill without regular reinforcement, according to a new study by UC Irvine professor Linda S. Lippa, M.D.
OCT 24A team led by UC Irvine professor James V. Jester has successfully used fluorescent staining and biomarkers to determine the depth of injury to damaged eye tissue.
JUL 31A study led UC Irvine’s Dr. Marjan Farid shows that patients whose astigmatism was corrected with a femtosecond blade-less laser recovered faster than those treated with conventional lasers.
APR 01Gavin Herbert Eye Institute researchers have developed a vaccine that may prevent ocular herpes, a leading cause of blindness.