From basic eye exams to the
most advanced diagnostic tests and sophisticated surgery, the
physicians and staff at the Shiley Eye Center provide comprehensive
eye care at one convenient location. Immediately adjacent to
Shiley, The Anne and Abraham Ratner Children’s Eye Center
is the only dedicated eye facility in the region designed to
meet the very special vision needs of children. In Fall 2003,
the new Joan and Irwin Jacobs Retina Center and the Hamilton
opened their doors
to continue the cutting edge research and practice led by Shiley
Built in 1991, the Shiley
Eye Center is home to academic and basic research, innovative
and unique surgical practices and patient treatment for a wide
variety of ophthalmologic concerns. Eleven permanent practicing
physician faculty members, nine PhD or MD research scientists,
eighteen fellows and eight residents work to bring new solutions
Dedicated to serving those
members of our population of all ages who face challenges associated
with poor or restricted vision, Center for Community Ophthalmology
programs reach out to bring eye testing to the San Diego Head
Start Program and Public Schools with the EyeMobile for Children.
A self-management educational program assists those who are afflicted
with Macular Degeneration providing the means to cope with the
illness and its side effects so that they can better function
The Shiley Eye Center community mourns the loss of our generous and caring benefactor, Donald P. Shiley, who passed away on July 31, 2010. Mr. Shiley became famous for the invention of the Bjork-Shiley heart valve that revolutionized heart surgery in the 1970’s. He and his wife of 32 years, Darlene, have focused their philanthropic giving on health and the sciences.
Shiley Eye Center's Stuart I. Brown, M.D. stated, “Donald Shiley was a remarkable man. He and his wife Darlene were responsible for the Shiley Eye Center’s development from the initial naming gift and with their continued support, the Center has grown to meet the increasing challenges of patient care and research. Donald and Darlene were always there – to provide lead gifts for new, innovative programs; to help fund the additions we have needed as the Shiley Eye Center grew; to offer wise counsel; and to represent the department of ophthalmology at countless Shiley Eye Center and community functions. We are proud to bear the Shiley name on our Center.”
If you would like to make a donation to the Donald P. Shiley Memorial Fund, please make checks payable to the UCSD Foundation (with “Donald Shiley Memorial Fund” in the memo) and send to the
Shiley Eye Center,
9415 Campus Point Drive, Room 241B, Mail Code 0946,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0946.
Donations also can be made online at www.givetoucsd.ucsd.edu. On the Gifts Designation page, in Option A, select “Health Systems” in the first drop-down, then “Donald Shiley Memorial Fund” in the second drop-down menu.
For additional ways to give please visit our giving page. Shiley Giving