The inside of the eye requires some amount of pressure to function properly. The pressure is provided and normalized through a steady flow of intraocular fluid into and out of the eye through tiny pores and channels. Glaucoma typically develops when these channels become blocked and fluid cannot escape. For many patients, medicines and laser or conventional surgical treatments can promote fluid drainage and prevent or slow damage to the ganglion cells and optic nerve. Early diagnosis is very important for preserving vision. Carrie Estelle Doheny’s own vision loss from glaucoma was her impetus for founding the Doheny Eye Institute.
Researchers at Doheny Eye Institute are identifying microscopic structures in the drainage system of the eye that prevent normal fluid outflow in glaucoma and studying ways of preventing vision loss in patients with glaucoma.
Doheny Eye Institute is proud to announce that Vikas Chopra, MD has been awarded the Charles Stewart Warren and Hildegard Warren Endowed Research Chair.
Doheny Eye Institute’s Alex Huang, MD, PhD, is #1 on The Ophthalmologist magazine’s Power List 2017, a ranking of the most influential people in the field. This year’s rankings focused on the “rising stars” of ophthalmology. Young leaders in ophthalmology were nominated by colleagues, and an expert panel made the final selections to create the annual list.