Julie Schallhorn, MS, MD


Dr. Julie Schallhorn is an ophthalmologist who treats diseases of the cornea and cataracts. She performs corneal transplants, cataract surgery and refractive surgery, such as LASIK and PRK. She sees both pediatric and adult patients.

Schallhorn's research focuses on cornea and refractive surgery. She has special interests in refractive surgery outcomes and in the role of corneal imaging in screening refractive surgery patients.

After earning a master's degree in bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, Schallhorn completed her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in uveitis at UCSF's Francis I. Proctor Foundation. She also completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University.

Schallhorn belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Uveitis Society and Cornea Society.

Schallhorn is an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at UCSF. As associate director of the residency program in ophthalmology, she organizes classroom and research curricula for residents.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2654

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

Corneal Disease and Surgery
8 Koret Way, Suite U-545
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-8200
Fax: (415) 514-6919

Laser Vision Center
8 Koret Way, Room U-519
San Francisco, CA 94143–0644
Phone: (415) 353–2020
Fax: (415) 514–6904

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

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Julie Schallhorn


UC San Diego, M.S., Bioengineering 2005
Keck School of Medicine of USC 2009


UCSF, Ophthalmology 2013


UCSF, Uveitis 2014
Casey Eye Institute, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Moussa K, Shantha J, Schallhorn JM. Blurry Vision and Eye Pain After Pterygium Surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr 19.
  2. Schallhorn JM, Niemeyer KM, Browne EN, Chhetri P, Acharya NR. Difluprednate for the Treatment of Uveitic Cystoid Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar 23.
  3. Hsia YC, Naseri A, Schallhorn JM. A Painful Red Eye. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar 01; 136(3):299-300.

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