FIRST Retinal Stars FIRST is a selective education initiative sponsored by Allergan. Nominees are carefully considered, and only those invited can then apply for the training opportunity. Summer Update Our latest Update is now available for viewing here. Listen to our newest episode of the Doheny Podcast Network, featuring Dr. SriniVas Sadda on advances in curing eye disease. DEI’s History, Mission & Impact Created by Mrs. Carrie Estelle Doheny in 1947, the Doheny Eye Institute was founded with authentic passion for finding cures to all disease that limits human sight. DIRC Doheny Image Reading Center A research hub as well as a learning and resource center at DEI.