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.

Spotlight – How Are Health IT and Big Data Affecting Convergence?

Spotlight – How Are Health IT and Big Data Affecting Convergence?

A 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report “Convergence: The Future of Health,” suggested the most pressing issues facing healthcare today can only be solved if the American scientific community embraces the concept of convergence and applies it directly to research on the improvement of human health. The report defines Convergence in Healthcare as the…

Convergence in Healthcare and Imaging: What You Need to Know

Convergence in Healthcare and Imaging: What You Need to Know

In the 2016 report “Convergence: The Future of Health”, leaders from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their colleagues detailed the imminent problems facing the healthcare sector. These include the rising cost of care and the growing disparity of care among groups of people. Despite the technological advancements of the digital age, medical researchers still…

This is How the Education System Hinders Convergence in Healthcare

This is How the Education System Hinders Convergence in Healthcare

Of the many areas of scientific research that demand attention, arguably none is more important than healthcare. A report compiled by leaders from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that our current Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) initiatives in the American education system are failing to adequately prepare students and professionals for the…

What You Need to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Disorders of the Brain

What You Need to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Disorders of the Brain

A 2001 World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed as many as one in four people around the world may experience a mental or neurological disorder in a lifetime. Research conducted by The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggests that in the United States alone, at least one in four people over age 18 will develop…

Four Examples of Convergence in Healthcare at Work in the Real World

Four Examples of Convergence in Healthcare at Work in the Real World

In broad terms, Convergence in Healthcare is a guiding philosophy for the future of medicine. It is an approach that experts believe will lead to efficient and rapid improvements within the modern healthcare sector due to the blended efforts of professionals from every scientific discipline. However, Convergence in Healthcare requires the participation of members of…

How Convergence in Healthcare Can Help Treat Cancer

How Convergence in Healthcare Can Help Treat Cancer

While the term “Convergence in Healthcare” has yet to enter popular jargon, the concept is set to completely change the way that professionals within the life sciences sector do business and heal the human body. By definition, Convergence in Healthcare refers to a collective way of studying healthcare that combines the perspectives of experts from…

Convergence in Healthcare is at the Heart of these Initiatives

Convergence in Healthcare is at the Heart of these Initiatives

In 2016, a team of researchers and academics led by employees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published a report “Convergence: The Future of Health.” In it, team members broadly addressed their colleagues within the scientific community. The report stated that while Convergence in Healthcare was integral to curing disease, making healthcare more affordable…

Convergence: The Third Life Sciences Revolution You Need to Know About

Convergence: The Third Life Sciences Revolution You Need to Know About

According to a collection of researchers affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the one thing that could most help the healthcare industry evolve is the convergence revolution, the third revolution of life science. Within healthcare, the term “convergence” refers to the way that experts from the life sciences, mathematics, engineering, computing and physical…

Three Challenges that Stand in the Way of Convergence in Healthcare

Three Challenges that Stand in the Way of Convergence in Healthcare

There is no aspect of the medical community that Convergence in Healthcare will not touch. From more accurate diagnoses and disease prevention methods to better health analytics and drug therapies, convergence is the most promising way to meet the increasingly complex demands of human health. The obstacles standing in the way of successful Convergence in…