Dr. Rohit Varma

Dr. Rohit Varma - Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologist who focuses on the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, founder of Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI), a part of CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. 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.

The Tech Revolution Changing the Lives of Blind People

The Tech Revolution Changing the Lives of Blind People

New devices help people with visual impairment lead more independent lives.

The Vision Crisis in Africa

The Vision Crisis in Africa

People living in Africa suffer disproportionately from blindness.

How Glaucoma, Anxiety and Depression Are Connected

How Glaucoma, Anxiety and Depression Are Connected

People living with glaucoma have an increased risk of mental health issues.

Five Things to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Five Things to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Get familiar with the facts about an eye disease affecting the vision of many Americans.

Hispanics at Increased Risk of Eye Disease

Hispanics at Increased Risk of Eye Disease

People of various ethnic groups may be more vulnerable to the effects of certain eye diseases. For example, Hispanics often experience much higher rates of eye disease than their Caucasian counterparts. Hispanics can take precautions to prevent vision loss.   Hispanic Americans are especially vulnerable to three serious eye diseases. Since the early 2000s, population…

Five Factors Contributing to Vision Loss

Five Factors Contributing to Vision Loss

According to the National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, 285 million people around the world are living with blindness or visual impairments. Moreover, the number of people in the US who are blind or visually impaired is expected to double to more than 8 million in the next three decades….

Five Misconceptions about Homelessness

Five Misconceptions about Homelessness

An article in the July 2017 Washington Post, reported people who support efforts to help those experiencing homelessness often advocate for policies that may make it more difficult for them to lift themselves out of poverty. A 2014 study mentioned in the article showed while voters have chosen to fund initiatives designed to help the…

Understanding Childhood Glaucoma

Understanding Childhood Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States and around the world. More than 3 million people in the US are currently living with the condition, which often strikes with no symptoms until noticeable vision loss has occurred. While glaucoma is widely considered to be a health concern primarily among older adults,…

Three Major Problems We Need to Address to Reduce Homelessness in the U.S.

Three Major Problems We Need to Address to Reduce Homelessness in the U.S.

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world on a per capita basis. The nation’s current annual GDP is trending at more than $19 trillion for 2018 with a population of around 325 million people. Despite this significant wealth, an increasing number of people in the country are experiencing homelessness. According…

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