Welcome to Doheny Eye Institute
In 1944, on her 69th birthday, Mrs. Carrie Estelle Doheny, wife of the prominent Los Angeles oilman Edward L. Doheny, lost the sight in her left eye. Suddenly aware of the precious and delicate nature of the gift of sight, Mrs. Doheny created and funded the organization named for her.
The Doheny Eye Institute began in two small rooms at St. Vincent Hospital in 1947. Today, the Institute is an independent, non-profit organization and has emerged as a world leader in basic and clinical vision research and advanced patient care.
Doheny stands among the top recipients of medical research grants from the National Institutes of Health, which fund 80% of all vision research in America. The Institute's research programs continually result in new diagnostic and treatment procedures and are respected internationally for the quality of research being conducted.
Stephen J. Ryan, MD,
President and Chairman
1940 - 2013
For more than 30 years, Doheny Eye Institute benefited from the extraordinary leadership of our friend and colleague, Steve Ryan. Steve's lifelong passion for ophthalmology...
Welcome Dr. Ronald Smith
Society of Scholars
The Doheny Society of Scholars Honors Its 2013 Inductees
Doheny Image Reading Center