Ophthalmologist and Physician-Scientist
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.

New Glaucoma Test Relies on Virtual Reality Technology

New Glaucoma Test Relies on Virtual Reality Technology

A new virtual reality-based device may help detect glaucoma earlier than before.

The Support Sources Glaucoma Patients Need

The Support Sources Glaucoma Patients Need

Navigating a glaucoma diagnosis is easier with the right combination of support from physicians, family and friends.

Four Important Facts about the World’s Leading Cause of Blindness

Four Important Facts about the World’s Leading Cause of Blindness

Cataracts are responsible for a majority of the world’s cases of blindness, but they need not be.

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….