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.

Current Benefits and Challenges of Telemedicine

Current Benefits and Challenges of Telemedicine

Telemedicine has the potential to reduce healthcare inequities and lower costs, but physician licensure and reimbursement policies are hindering it.

Pediatric Glaucoma and the Critical Importance of Early Detection

Pediatric Glaucoma and the Critical Importance of Early Detection

One of the important facts often overlooked about glaucoma is the fact that the disease can also affect children. Glaucoma is often thought of as a disease affecting seniors since it primarily affects older people. In rare cases, the condition can also affect children. The mechanism is the same in both populations: intraocular pressure builds…

The Future Possibility of Optic Nerve Regeneration

The Future Possibility of Optic Nerve Regeneration

Nebraska researchers recently published findings about the mTOR signaling pathway and its connection to optic nerve regeneration.

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty as First-Line Treatment for Glaucoma?

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty as First-Line Treatment for Glaucoma?

A recent study published in The Lancet contends SLT is more effective and cheaper than eye drops for glaucoma treatment.

High Cholesterol Levels Linked to Greater Glaucoma Risk

High Cholesterol Levels Linked to Greater Glaucoma Risk

A recent study in JAMA Ophthalmology linked high cholesterol levels to higher risk of developing glaucoma and found statins to be protective.

Dr. Rohit Varma Performs First ClearPath Glaucoma Surgery in L.A.

Posted to Yahoo! Finance from Businesswire. Newest Implant Helps Surgeons in the Fight Against Leading Cause of Vision Loss CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (CHA HPMC), a hospital that is a member of CHA Health Systems, a global network providing a full spectrum of dynamic healthcare services, announces that Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, director of its Southern…

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Eye Disease Expert Dr. Rohit Varma Performs First ClearPath Glaucoma Surgery in L.A.

Originally from BusinessWire.com, 9/5/19 CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (CHA HPMC), a hospital that is a member of CHA Health Systems, a global network providing a full spectrum of dynamic healthcare services, announces that Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, director of its Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI), has performed the first ClearPath implant surgery in Los Angeles, on…

The Rising Technology of 3D Printing Applications in Modern Healthcare

The Rising Technology of 3D Printing Applications in Modern Healthcare

Increasingly precise 3D printers are impacting the healthcare industry.

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.

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