Advancing Scientific Breakthroughs for Healthy Vision:
A Case Statement for Doheny Eye Institute
Around the world, eye disease afflicts millions of people whose lives and potential are diminished by partial or total loss of sight. For over 60 years, the Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of eradicating eye disease, dedicated to providing state-of-the-art clinical services, and supporting leading researchers in the quest to find cures and treatments to stabilize and improve the precious sense of sight.
Today, with more than 45 million blind individuals in the world, and another 135 million people who are visually disabled, work to find cures and treatments is as urgent as ever. Retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other treatable diseases are among the most persistent global health problems, although both diagnosis and treatment are attainable and affordable, given adequate funding for resources. Also, as the baby boomer generation ages, there is a growing need for diagnosis, treatment and research of eye disease that afflicts primarily elderly populations.
The work of the Doheny Eye Institute immediately impacts and improves the lives of those we treat locally, and through our networks we reach thousands more with innovative research, diagnosis and treatment that restores sight and...