January 2024

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Generously Donates $1.5M to Doheny Eye Institute


Doheny Eye Institute is thrilled to announce that the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation has generously donated $1.5M to support our vision research over the next five years.

The shared seeds of our two organizations – both namesakes of Mrs. Doheny which continue to champion causes that were of the utmost importance to her – makes this donation even more significant.

Doheny Eye Institute was founded in 1947 by Mrs. Doheny after she experienced sudden, catastrophic vision loss. It was built upon a mission to conserve, improve and restore human eyesight. The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation was founded just two years later to continue her philanthropic work in Los Angeles through supportive grants to organizations that work to improve the welfare, health and education of its residents.

As the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation embarks upon its 75th anniversary year, we are honored and thankful for their generous support that helps enable Doheny Eye Institute to continue groundbreaking vision research that stays true to the mission Mrs. Doheny envisioned decades ago.

If you are interested in learning more about how to support Doheny Eye Institute, please email or call 323.342.7111.

Doheny Eye Institute in PNAS, Diabetes Magazine, and Medika Life

Research and insights from Doheny scientists were featured in important journals and media outlets over the last few months, further demonstrating the impact of the groundbreaking research we conduct.


Steven Barnes, PhD, and Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, were lead authors of a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (September 2023) that explored how a single amino acid mutation occurring in the blinding disease, Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), impairs electron shuttling in mitochondria. Read it here.


Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD, served as senior author of a published study in Diabetes (November 2023) that identified a novel approach to early diabetic retinopathy prevention. Read more here.


SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, published a bylined article in Medika Life (December 2023) discussing how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing retinal imaging. Read more here.

Mark Your Calendar for Another Year of Enriching Events with Doheny Eye Institute


The start of a New Year means another year of informative and engaging events hosted by Doheny Eye Institute, with the goal of fostering greater collaboration and momentum in vision research — from CME events, our Distinguished Lecture Series, symposiums, and more. We also look forward to our annual Circle of Caring Luncheon and other opportunities to reconnect with our most generous supporters in person to express our gratitude. We encourage you to visit our Doheny Events page for the latest information on our upcoming events, as well as to reach out to us by email at to ensure you are on our mailing lists for future invites.


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