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UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute celebrates 10th anniversary


The UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute recently marked a decade of remarkable accomplishments in the field of ophthalmology.

Founded with the support of philanthropist Gavin Herbert; a generous gift from his mother, Josephine Gleis; and major contributions by Jim and Kelly Mazzo, Julia and George Argyros, Esther and James Cavanaugh, Marsha and Bill Link, Richard P. Kratz, Geneva M. Matlock and others, this world-class medical facility has transformed the landscape of eye care in the region and beyond.

With three donor-funded surgical suites, 34 examination rooms, and a sprawling 1,500 square feet of conference and education space on the UCI campus, the eye institute opened its doors in September 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Roger F. Steinert, the Irving H. Leopold Chair in Ophthalmology. Steinert, who pioneered new laser surgery techniques to stave off blindness and strengthen eyesight while at Harvard University, helmed the facility.

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