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Construction 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.

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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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Construction 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 Wassermans—to prevent blindness through the eradication of eye disease.

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