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Shan Lin, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

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.

Clinics

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.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Taiwanese

Education

Tufts University 1994

Residencies

UCSF Ophthalmology Dept., Ophthalmology 1998

Fellowships

UCSF Ophthalmology Dept., Ophthalmology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Chon B, Qiu M, Lin SC. Myopia and glaucoma in the South Korean population. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Oct; 54(10):6570-7.
  6. Smith SD, Singh K, Lin SC, Chen PP, Chen TC, Francis BA, Jampel HD. Evaluation of the anterior chamber angle in glaucoma: a report by the american academy of ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2013 Oct; 120(10):1985-97.
  7. Lee RY, Kao AA, Kasuga T, Vo BN, Cui QN, Chiu CS, Weinreb RN, Lin SC. Ethnic variation in optic disc size by fundus photography. Curr Eye Res. 2013 Nov; 38(11):1142-7.
  8. Wang SY, Singh K, Lin SC. Glaucoma prevalence and the intake of iron and calcium in a population-based study. Curr Eye Res. 2013 Oct; 38(10):1049-56.
  9. Barbosa DT, Levison AL, Lin SC. Clear lens extraction in angle-closure glaucoma patients. Int J Ophthalmol. 2013; 6(3):406-8.
  10. Wang YE, Li Y, Wang D, He M, Wu L, Lin SC. Comparison of iris insertion classification among american caucasian and ethnic Chinese using ultrasound biomicroscopy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jun; 54(6):3837-43.
  11. Lee RY, Kasuga T, Cui QN, Huang G, He M, Lin SC. Association between baseline angle width and induced angle opening following prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 May; 54(5):3763-70.
  12. Ung C, Murakami Y, Zhang E, Alfaro T, Zhang M, Seider MI, Singh K, Lin SC. The association between compliance with recommended follow-up and glaucomatous disease severity in a county hospital population. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug; 156(2):362-9.
  13. Ung C, Zhang E, Alfaro T, Murakami Y, Zhang M, Seider MI, Lin SC, Singh K. Glaucoma severity and medication adherence in a county hospital population. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun; 120(6):1150-7.
  14. Qiu M, Wang SY, Singh K, Lin SC. Association between myopia and glaucoma in the United States population. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jan; 54(1):830-5.
  15. Lee RY, Kasuga T, Cui QN, Huang G, Wang SY, Lin SC. Ethnic differences in intraocular pressure reduction and changes in anterior segment biometric parameters following cataract surgery by phacoemulsification. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul; 41(5):442-9.
  16. Cumba RJ, Radhakrishnan S, Bell NP, Nagi KS, Chuang AZ, Lin SC, Mankiewicz KA, Feldman RM. Reproducibility of scleral spur identification and angle measurements using fourier domain anterior segment optical coherence tomography. J Ophthalmol. 2012; 2012:487309.
  17. Lin SC, Huang G. Why was there no correlation between anterior chamber depth and intraocular pressure change after phacoemulsification in patients with narrow angles?-Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct 1; 130(10):1352-3.
  18. Mesiwala NK, Pekmezci M, Huang JY, Porco TC, Lin SC. Comparison of optic disc parameters measured by RTVue-100 FDOCT versus HRT-II. J Glaucoma. 2012 Oct-Nov; 21(8):516-22.
  19. Desai RU, Singh K, Lin SC. Intravitreal ranibizumab as an adjunct for Ahmed valve surgery in open-angle glaucoma: a pilot study. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar; 41(2):155-8.
  20. Seider MI, Rofagha S, Lin SC, Stamper RL. Resident-performed Ex-PRESS shunt implantation versus trabeculectomy. J Glaucoma. 2012 Sep; 21(7):469-74.

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