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Shan Lin, M.D.


Dr. Shan C. Lin is an ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery and the use of lasers and ultrasound biomicroscopy, a type of eye exam that creates a more detailed image than conventional ultrasound. In his research, Lin studies new medications for the treatment of progressive glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Shin earned a medical degree at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed a residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at UCSF Medical Center. He is an active member in several medical and scientific societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He serves on the Glaucoma Panel of the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at UCSF.


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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Tufts University 1994


UCSF Ophthalmology Dept., Ophthalmology 1998


UCSF Ophthalmology Dept., Ophthalmology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kakigi C, Kasuga T, Wang SY, Singh K, Hiratsuka Y, Murakami A, Lin SC. Hypothyroidism and Glaucoma in The United States. PLoS One. 2015; 7:e0133688.
  2. Kakigi CL, Singh K, Wang SY, Enanoria WT, Lin SC. Self-reported Calcium Supplementation and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 1; 133(7):746-54.
  3. Lee RY, Chon BH, Lin SC, He M, Lin SC. Association of Ocular Conditions With Narrow Angles in Different Ethnicities. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep; 160(3):506-515.e1.
  4. Chen PP, Lin SC, Junk AK, Radhakrishnan S, Singh K, Chen TC. The Effect of Phacoemulsification on Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul; 122(7):1294-307.
  5. Chen RI, Barbosa DT, Hsu CH, Porco TC, Lin SC. Ethnic differences in trabecular meshwork height by optical coherence tomography. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr 1; 133(4):437-41.
  6. Hsu CH, Chen RI, Lin SC. Myopia and glaucoma: sorting out the difference. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 26(2):90-5.
  7. Wang SY, Melles R, Lin SC. The impact of central corneal thickness on the risk for glaucoma in a large multiethnic population. J Glaucoma. 2014 Dec; 23(9):606-12.
  8. Lin SC, Wang SY, Yoo C, Singh K, Lin SC. Association between serum ferritin and glaucoma in the South korean population. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec 1; 132(12):1414-20.
  9. Mansouri M, Ramezani F, Moghimi S, Tabatabaie A, Abdi F, He M, Lin SC. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography parameters in phacomorphic angle closure and mature cataracts. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Nov; 55(11):7403-9.
  10. Qiu M, Wang SY, Singh K, Lin SC. Racial disparities in uncorrected and undercorrected refractive error in the United States. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014; 55(10):6996-7005.
  11. Zhang ML, Chon BH, Wang J, Smits G, Lin SC, Ianchulev T, Jampel HD. Single vs multiple intraocular pressure measurements in glaucoma surgical trials. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug; 132(8):956-62.
  12. Chen TC, Chen PP, Francis BA, Junk AK, Smith SD, Singh K, Lin SC. Pediatric glaucoma surgery: a report by the american academy of ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2014 Nov; 121(11):2107-15.
  13. Sáles CS, Lee RY, Agadzi AK, Hee MR, Singh K, Lin SC. Open-angle glaucoma in Filipino and white Americans: a comparative study. J Glaucoma. 2014 Apr-May; 23(4):246-53.
  14. Lee RY, Kasuga T, Cui QN, Porco TC, Huang G, He M, Lin SC. Association between baseline iris thickness and prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy outcomes in primary angle-closure suspects. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun; 121(6):1194-202.
  15. Moghimi S, Zandvakil N, Vahedian Z, Mohammadi M, Fakhraie G, Coleman AL, Lin SC. Acute angle closure: qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the anterior segment using anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 42(7):615-22.
  16. Qiu M, Wang SY, Singh K, Lin SC. Association between visual field defects and quality of life in the United States. Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar; 121(3):733-40.
  17. Lee RY, Kasuga T, Cui QN, Huang G, Wang SY, Lin SC. Intraocular pressure reduction after cataract extraction in normal eyes: influence of ethnicity and anterior segment parameters - response. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 42(5):508; quiz 509-10.
  18. Lee RY, Huang G, Porco TC, Chen YC, He M, Lin SC. Differences in iris thickness among African Americans, Caucasian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Chinese Americans, and Filipino-Americans. J Glaucoma. 2013 Dec; 22(9):673-8.
  19. Lee RY, Kasuga T, Cui QN, Huang G, He M, Lin SC. Comparison of anterior segment morphology following prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy in Caucasian and Chinese eyes. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 42(5):417-26.
  20. Chon B, Qiu M, Lin SC. Myopia and glaucoma in the South Korean population. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Oct; 54(10):6570-7.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.