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Doheny Eye Institute

Conservation, improvement and restoration of human eyesight.

Pasadena, CA   |  www.doheny.org

Mission

To further the conservation, improvement and restoration of human eyesight.

Ruling year info

1973

Principal Officer

MARISSA GOLDBERG

Main address

150 North Orange Grove Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91103 USA

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EIN

95-2916590

NTEE code info

Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services N.E.C. (U99)

Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments (G41)

Eye (H41)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To further the conservation, improvement and restoration of human eyesight. Doheny’s overarching vision is to have the greatest impact on human eyesight by leading our field with groundbreaking research, superior education programs, and the best eye care in the world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Retinal Degeneration


Researchers are finding new ways to prevent, treat, and cure retinal disorders. These range from nutritional therapies to stem cell therapies. The nutritional therapies, for some forms of AMD, help patients who are at a mid-range stage of the disease. The stem cell therapies are designed to repair the retinal floor, called the retinal pigment epithelium, which malfunctions in many retinal degenerative disorders.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Researchers at Doheny Eye Institute are identifying microscopic structures in the drainage system of the eye that prevent normal fluid outflow in glaucoma and studying ways of preventing vision loss in patients with glaucoma.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Research by Doheny doctors is helping identify additional risk factors associated with DR, including a gene known as TCF7L2. They are also finding new ways that the advanced technologies of the Doheny Image Reading Center (DIRC) can be used to identify minute changes in the eye related to DR, track the effect of DR treatments, and monitor overall eye health. And they are assessing the effectiveness of having patients with diabetes test their own vision using a mobile health app.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Research by Doheny neuro-ophthalmologists is revealing minute details about genetic causes of optic neuropathies and the role of mitochondrial malfunctions in optic neuropathies. (Mitochondria are tiny energy-producing parts of cells that help maintain normal functioning).

The researchers also study the effects on the visual system of multiple sclerosis, AIDS, thyroid disorders, stroke, and several other conditions. Further, they are investigating the optic nerve in the aging eye and the importance of visual rehabilitation after a stroke.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Uveitis refers to a group of inflammatory diseases that produce swelling and destruction of portions of the eye. It can be associated with a whole host of diseases such as AIDS, herpes, multiple sclerosis, and ulcerative colitis. Treatment is typically geared toward eliminating inflammation, preventing further tissue damage, and reducing pain.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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Totals By Year
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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of research studies funded

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Around the world, eye disease afflicts millions of people whose lives and potential are diminished by partial or total loss of sight. For 75 years, Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of the battle against eye disease by providing state-of-the-art clinical services, supporting leading researchers in finding cutting edge treatment and cures and educating the future leaders of ophthalmology

The Doheny Eye Institute enjoys an international reputation among leading ophthalmologists as a premier institution. Doheny is able to capitalize on its reputation by recruiting the best in the field and training tomorrow's leaders in ophthalmology.

A key resource available to Doheny scientists is the group of specialized core laboratories, which provide equipment and expertise that researchers could not afford individually. These shared facilities include a tissue culture laboratory where tissues are sorted, prepared and preserved for study; a histopathology and immunology service providing tissue processing, staining and embedding of tissues into slides for research and teaching purposes; multi-million dollar microscopes for imaging tissues and cells; and a biostatistics module which aids scientists in the design of studies and analysis of data. Experienced technicians assist and train researchers in the use of laboratory equipment and processes.

Decades of success in pioneering research and creating healthy change have established Doheny Eye Institute as one of the world's premier institutions on the front lines of both fighting eye disease and preventing of loss of vision. Our Doheny Image Reading Center is uniquely equipped to enhance the value and utility of ophthalmic image interpretation in both clinical and research applications. This center provides tools to precisely characterize and quantify diseases of the eye with the latest imaging technology for addressing retinal disease. With our historic alliance with UCLA and its world-class Stein Eye Institute, we are poised to realize more positive results than ever before. Our complementary research and clinical services mean that thousands more can benefit from the synergy and joint resources of these two world-class institutions.

As the Doheny Eye Institute is committed to extending diagnositc and clinical services, our board of directors has negotiated an historic strategic alliance with UCLA and Stein Eye Institute, another renowned institution for ophthalmic care with services that complement our own.

This partnership will secure the future of state-of-the-art ophthalmic care, treatment and research. The timing is critical, as the need for our services and research continues to grow. One example: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 2 million Americans over the age of 50. By 2020, an additional 2.95 million are expected to be diagnosed with the disease. Doheny Eye Institute is one of the world's leading centers for new treatments for AMD. Doheny researchers have contributed to major studies of wet AMD therapies. They continue to perfect minimally invasive surgical procedures for wet AMD treatment, while leading the country's most advanced center for imaging in support of AMD clinical trials.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Doheny Eye Institute

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Charles T. Foscue

HAI Financial, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2001

James H. Gipson

Community Leader

Marissa Goldberg

Doheny Eye Institute

John R. Cleator

Morgan Stanley

Kathleen M. Duncan

Community Leader

Geoffrey H. Gee

Community Leader

Eric L. Small

Stress Control Systems

Steven E. Feldon

University of Rochester

Debra Ferrington

Doheny Eye Institute

Robert K. Maloney

Maloney Vision Institute

Ronald L. Olson

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Stephen A. Ralph

Community Leader

Mark A. Samuels, Esq.

O'Melveny & Myers

Robert A. Smith

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

Jay S. Wintrob

Oaktree Capital Management

Anne Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.

UCLA Stein Eye Institute

Fran Biles

Community Leader

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/30/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.