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News

2017

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FEB 23Jeremiah Tao, MD, receives an Institute of Clinical & Translation Science 2017 Pilot Grant Award for his work on a digital prosthetic eye with functional eye mimicry.

2016

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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.

2015

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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.

2014

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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.

2013

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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.

2012

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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.

2011

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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.

2010

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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.

2009

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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.