Our Research

Doheny researchers are changing how people see—and also how they think about the future of vision.
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
  • Cornea
  • Strabismus
  • Cataracts

Doheny Image Reading Center

The Doheny Image Reading Center (DIRC) is a leading Doheny Eye Institute research facility. It was established in 2003 as a hub where researchers everywhere can send their high-tech photographic images of the eye for “reading” in a standardized fashion so that results from different institutes, centers, and industries are comparable across the board. This consistency speeds up the pace of discovery and the development of strategies for preventing, treating, and curing vision disorders.

Principal Investigators

Steven Barnes, PhD

Steven Barnes, PhD

Retinal Neurobiology

Vikas Chopra, MD

Vikas Chopra, MD

Glaucoma

Alex Huang, MD, PhD

Alex Huang, MD, PhD

Glaucoma

Michael Ip, MD

Michael Ip, MD

Retinal & Macular Diseases

Ram Kannan, PhD

Ram Kannan, PhD

Retina

Phillip Le, MD, PhD

Phillip Le, MD, PhD

Retinal & Macular Diseases

Olivia Lee, MD

Olivia Lee, MD

Corneal

SriniVas Sadda, MD

SriniVas Sadda, MD

Retinal & Macular Diseases

Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD

Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Deming Sun, MD

Deming Sun, MD

Immunopathology

James Tan, MD, PhD

James Tan, MD, PhD

Glaucoma

Yuhua Zhang, PhD

Yuhua Zhang, PhD

Retina

Scientists

Zhihong (Jewel) Hu, PhD

Zhihong (Jewel) Hu, PhD

Retina

Sindhu Saraswathy, PhD

Sindhu Saraswathy, PhD

Retina

Associates

Minhee Kim Ko, MD, PhD

Muneeswar Gupta Nittala, PhM

Jyotsna Maram, BS, OD, PhD

Sreekumar Parameswaran, MD, PhD

Fred Ross-Cisneros, BA

Jeong-Im Woo, MD, PhD

Fellows

Ahmed Alagorie, MD

Iksoo Byon, MD

Mengyuan Fang, MD, PhD

Yongsok Ji, MD

Ayesha Karamat, MBBS, MPH

Sowmya Srinivas, MBBS

Swetha Bindu Velega, BS

Xin Yang, MD, PhD