Bringing World-Class Vision and Eye Care to You
The renowned Doheny Eye Institute has partnered with Orange Coast Memorial to bring world-class vision and eye care to Orange County residents.
RANKED IN THE TOP TEN
An independent, not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and the university's Keck School of Medicine, the Doheny Eye Institute has been ranked in the top 10 eye institutes in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times. The center is among the top three recipients nationwide of National Eye Institute research grants, which fund 80 percent of all vision research in the United States. The Institute's research programs are a key source of innovative diagnostic and treatment procedures nationally and worldwide.
In its new location at Orange Coast Memorial, the Doheny Eye Center will focus on tertiary or specialty vision care providing treatment for common eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease, ocular surface disease, orbital tumors and Graves' disease. The facility will include eight exam rooms and a state-of-the-art procedure room for noninvasive treatments. Surgeries will be performed in the Pavilion's Orange Coast Center for Surgical Care, only steps away from the Doheny Eye Center.
"All our physicians are board-certified subspecialists and members of the USC faculty," says Brian Francis, M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at USC and medical director of the Doheny Eye Center at Orange Coast Memorial. The new facility will feature the same innovative treatments offered at the main Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, including Trabectome, a minimally invasive technique for treating open-angle glaucoma. Dr. Francis helped pioneer the procedure, which provides a safe, virtually pain-free alternative to traditional glaucoma surgery. "Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and vision impairment that affects more than 3 million Americans," says Dr. Francis. "The Trabectome procedure is both safe and effective, can be done on an outpatient basis and has a lower risk of post-operative complications." The Doheny Eye Center is one of only a few training centers for this procedure in the country.
Other unique services that will be featured at the Doheny Eye Center at Orange Coast Memorial include neuro-ophthalmology services, minimally invasive corneal transplant and placement of the Boston scleral lens prosthetic device. The latter is an innovative treatment for ocular surface disease—a group of conditions including corneal ulcers that can be caused by dry eye syndrome, or a scarcity of tears. The treatment involves the surgical placement of a fluid-filled prosthetic lens over the diseased cornea. The Doheny Eye Center is one of only four centers in the world offering this new procedure, which can improve vision and reduce painful irritation caused by inflamed and irritated corneas.
HIGH-QUALITY EYE-CARE SERVICES
"We're very excited about our partnership with Orange Coast Memorial and our new location," says Dr. Francis. "Orange County residents will benefit greatly by having convenient access to unique, high-quality eye-care services."