October 2023






Dr. Barnes and Dr. Ferrington





Jeff Golberg, Doheny CEO Marissa Goldberg, and Jeremy Poincenot and his mother, Lissa

Expressing our Gratitude at the Annual Donor Appreciation Event 

It is through the kind generosity of our donors that Doheny Eye Institute is able to continue our important research to help support vision for all. On Thursday, October 5, it was a pleasure to welcome many of our supporters at the annual Donor Appreciation Event, which was held at the home of CEO Marissa Goldberg.

During the evening, guests heard about exciting new developments and the impact of Doheny with remarks from Ms. Goldberg; Chief Scientific Officer Deborah Ferrington, PhD; Development Chair and member of the Board of Trustees Kathleen Duncan; and Jeremy Poincenot, a Doheny patient.

Mr. Poincenot, a patient of Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, shared his story about being diagnosed with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and the innovative and outstanding care he received and continues to receive today. He talked about adapting to vision loss, finding purpose, and becoming closer with his family – and how Doheny continues to play an important part in his ongoing journey.

The evening was a wonderful occasion to personally express our gratitude for our donors and demonstrate to them the impact their contributions continue to have as we work toward a future that conserves, preserves, and restores vision for all.

If you would like to support the future of Doheny Eye Institute, click here or call Molly Ann Woods at (323) 342-7111.

SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, to be Recognized at the Retina Society’s 56th Annual Scientific Meeting

SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, was selected to give the Retina Society’s Charles L. Schepens MD Lecture at the Retina Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting on Thursday, October 12. He will present “Insights into Pathophysiology of AMD Revealed by High-resolution Imaging.”

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Sadda was selected to receive the Retina Research Foundation (RRF) Merit Award, which provides a $45,000 grant for research.

The Award of Merit in Retina Research was established in 1978 to recognize outstanding vision scientists whose work contributes to knowledge about retinal diseases.

Making this recognition even more special, this marks 20 years since former Doheny President, the late Dr. Stephen J. Ryan, received the award in 2003.

We congratulate Dr. Sadda on this prestigious honor, and for continuing to be an outstanding, globally-recognized pioneer in his field.


Breaking Ground on the New Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena


Never one to rest on delivering groundbreaking possibilities for healthy vision, we recently broke ground on the new Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena Clinic!

The new clinic will be housed on the first floor of our Doheny Eye Institute Pasadena campus, in a state-of-the-art space. Construction build out began in the east and south towers with demolition of the interiors followed by room layouts and plumbing.

The clinic is expected to open in late 2024, and we look forward to sharing more upcoming milestones in future issues of InSight at a Glance.


Doheny Will Present Latest Research Contributions at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

This year’s AAO annual meeting will take place November 3-6 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and Doheny Eye Institute will have a strong presence. Eleven of our clinician-scientists will present key insights and findings, and we will be onsite at the AAO Expo together with UCLA Stein Eye Institute at booth #5650. If you’re attending AAO, we hope you’ll visit our booth and we encourage any Doheny alumni in attendance to RSVP here for our annual Alumni Reception on November 5.


Share this with your friends!