Dr. Rohit Varma

Dr. Rohit Varma - Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologist who focuses on the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, practices at the USC Roski Eye Institute, a part of the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. He has emerged as an expert in changes to the optic nerve, particularly as it relates to the pathology of glaucoma. His past research includes the development of imaging techniques to detect glaucomatous optic nerve damage early in the course of the disease. In recent years, Dr. Rohit Varma has played a central role in the development of novel implantable intraocular pressure (IOP) sensors and drainage devices.

Autoimmune Role in Glaucoma Progression

Autoimmune Role in Glaucoma Progression

Researchers have identified an autoimmune role played by T cells in the progressive retinal damage tied to glaucoma.

Hollywood Presbyterian’s Dr. Varma Launches ‘Vision Van’

Hollywood Presbyterian’s Dr. Varma Launches ‘Vision Van’

LOS ANGELES—The CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s Southern California Eyecare and Vision Research Institute, under the direction of world renowned eye care specialist Dr. Rohit Varma,  aims to provide specialized and comprehensive eye care to vulnerable populations in Southern California. Using state-of-the-art therapies and techniques, the program strives to both study and assist under-diagnosed and under-treated…

New Compounds to Treat Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

New Compounds to Treat Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers have derived compounds from natural sources with the potential to treat problematic retinal neovascularization.

Potential Benefits and Pitfalls of Machine Learning in the Clinic

Potential Benefits and Pitfalls of Machine Learning in the Clinic

Machine learning may help health care professionals work more efficiently with fewer errors, but there are potential concerns to consider.

The Connection Between Gender and Eye Health

The Connection Between Gender and Eye Health

The reasons why women experience vision problems at higher rates than men.

Recent News in Glaucoma Research

Recent News in Glaucoma Research

Important findings in glaucoma research during spring 2019.

Six Myths about Blindness

Six Myths about Blindness

The blind community wants to set the record straight on misconceptions about blindness and its impact on their lives.

Night Vision in Humans

Night Vision in Humans

Researchers have discovered how to provide mice with night vision.

Seven Important Facts about Glaucoma in America

Seven Important Facts about Glaucoma in America

Staying informed about glaucoma may help prevent significant vision loss from the disease.

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