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Yvonne Ou, M.D.


Dr. Yvonne Ou is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma, including medical, laser and surgical therapies; cataract evaluation and treatment including combined cataract and glaucoma surgery; and glaucoma implant surgery. Her research interests include glaucoma, in particular, applying neural stem cell biology to the characterization and therapy of glaucoma. Other research interests include the relationship between glaucoma and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Ou earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in ophthalmology at Jules Stein Institute, UCLA. She has fellowship training from Duke University Eye Center in clinical glaucoma and research glaucoma.

Ou is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, Women in Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness Northern California.


Glaucoma Clinic
8 Koret Way, Suite U519
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Phone: (415) 514–6920
Fax: (415) 514–6925

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Harvard School of Medicine, Biochemical Sciences 2004


Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Ophthalmology 2008


Duke University Medical Center, Clinical Glaucoma 2009
Duke University Medical Center, Research Glaucoma 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kuo DS, Ou Y, Jeng BH, Bhisitkul R, Stewart JM, Duncan JL, Han Y. Correlation of Serial Scleral and Corneal Pneumatonometry. Ophthalmology. 2015 Sep; 122(9):1771-6.
  2. Schallhorn JM, Schallhorn SC, Ou Y. Factors that Influence Intraocular Pressure Changes after Myopic and Hyperopic LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Large Population Study. Ophthalmology. 2015 Mar; 122(3):471-9.
  3. Lin CC, Chen A, Jeng BH, Porco TC, Ou Y, Han Y. Scleral intraocular pressure measurement in cadaver eyes pre- and postkeratoprosthesis implantation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Apr; 55(4):2244-50.
  4. Law SK, Tamboli DA, Ou Y, Giaconi JA, Caprioli J. Development of a resident training module for systematic optic disc evaluation in glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2012 Dec; 21(9):601-7.
  5. Ou Y, Caprioli J. Surgical management of pediatric glaucoma. Dev Ophthalmol. 2012; 50:157-72.
  6. Ou Y, Goldberg I, Migdal C, Lee PP. A critical appraisal and comparison of the quality and recommendations of glaucoma clinical practice guidelines. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jun; 118(6):1017-23.
  7. Ou Y, Yu F, Law SK, Coleman AL, Caprioli J. Outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation in children with primary congenital glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Nov; 127(11):1436-41.

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