of the Doris Stein Eye Research Center, September 1, 1988
The legacy of Dr. and Mrs. Jules Stein arises from their role as
20th century visionaries. They created a multitude of programs aimed
at preserving and restoring eyesight, but the accomplishment of
which they were most proud was the founding of the eye institute
at UCLA that bears their name. With a unique talent for analysis
and organization, they established the Jules Stein Eye Institute
in 1966, a multidisciplinary center for the vision sciences dedicated
to the preservation of vision and the prevention of blindness.
There have been numerous milestones in the growth of the Institute
from its modest beginnings to its present preeminence in the scientific
and medical community. Especially noteworthy is the generous support
extended to the Institute by Jules and Doris Stein, their family,
and many other generous contributors; the planning and construction
of the Edie and Lew Wasserman Building, the Jules Stein building and Doris Stein Eye Research Center. As well as the contributions of outstanding faculty who developed research,
education and patient care programs that have brought national and
international recognition to the Institute and UCLA.
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of the state-of-the art, Edie and Lew Wasserman Builidng, was completed in 2014.
What will the future hold for ophthalmology at UCLA and the Jules
Stein Eye Institute? Clearly, many changes will take place during
the 21st Century. The most visible is the addition of the
Edie and Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center which completed the vision
sciences campus. The Center enables the Institute to create
revolutionary new programs in vision genetics and proteomics that
dramatically change the way we treat patients with eye diseases.
And it furthers the dream of both the Steins and the Wassermansto
prevent blindness through the eradication of eye disease.
and Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center