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.

This is What You Need to Know about Three Global Health Problems Addressed by Convergence in Healthcare

This is What You Need to Know about Three Global Health Problems Addressed by Convergence in Healthcare

The life science community is in the midst of its third major revolution since the late 19th century, and this development could not have come at a more important time. In spite of many useful modern healthcare developments, the American medical community faces a growing need for solutions to pressing, widespread health issues, both at…

This is the Future of Common Disease Treatment

This is the Future of Common Disease Treatment

According to a growing number of scientists and academics, the third revolution in life sciences is taking shape in the form of Convergence in Healthcare, a movement that calls for the integration of the mathematics, engineering, computing, physical sciences and life sciences disciplines. Convergence in Healthcare seeks to combine the work of experts from these…

Convergence in Healthcare and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

Convergence in Healthcare and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

According to the National Institutes of Health, neuropsychiatric disorders are the foremost cause of disability among Americans, incurring even more disability claims than circulatory and cardiovascular diseases. Neuropsychiatric disorders encompass a wide range of conditions related to mental and behavioral health, as well as neurological disorders, though mental and behavioral illnesses are responsible for a…

12 Key Components of a Comprehensive Eye Examination

12 Key Components of a Comprehensive Eye Examination

Ophthalmologists check the health and general condition of patients’ eyes and conduct diagnostic tests to determine whether any disease is present. Early detection and treatment give the patient the best possible chance to overcome eye problems and diseases and retain clear, healthy sight. Depending upon a patient’s circumstances, age and particular concerns, an ophthalmologist may…

Here is the Answer to the Rising Cost of U.S. Healthcare

Here is the Answer to the Rising Cost of U.S. Healthcare

To say the modern American healthcare system is the subject of disagreement and debate is an understatement. When contemplating this subject, many people focus on the partisan disagreements between lawmakers in Washington, D.C. However, maybe the biggest problem with U.S. healthcare lies in a single, simple truth: healthcare in the United States grows more expensive…

This is What Everyone Should Know about Convergence in Healthcare

This is What Everyone Should Know about Convergence in Healthcare

The United States is a world leader in many aspects of scientific development. However, a combination of reduced government funding and growing competition from other technologically forward countries poses the possibility of America falling behind its peers and losing its status as a pioneer in the field of medical research. This matter goes beyond mere…

This Is How Convergence and Nanotech are Changing Drug Therapy

This Is How Convergence and Nanotech are Changing Drug Therapy

Nanotechnology concepts were applied by scientists long before the field earned its name. However, historians tend to agree that the discipline’s beginnings are rooted in the mid-20th century, with a talk given to the American Physical Society by renowned physicist Richard Feynman. In his talk, Feynman led the audience through the idea of a process…

What Convergence Means for the Future of Cancer Research

What Convergence Means for the Future of Cancer Research

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Important Changes to Further Convergence in Healthcare

Important Changes to Further Convergence in Healthcare

In 2016, leaders from top academic institutions in the United States collaborated to author “Convergence: The Future of Health.” In the report, professionals provided evidence to support Convergence in Healthcare as a movement with the power to address the most pressing needs surrounding human health. These needs include the rising costs of care, increasing disparities…