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. 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.
  2. Hsia YC, Naseri A, Schallhorn JM. A Painful Red Eye. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar 01; 136(3):299-300.
  3. Li L, Schallhorn JM, Ma J, Cui T, Wang Y. Energy Setting and Visual Outcomes in SMILE: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Refract Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 34(1):11-16.
  4. Schallhorn SC, Teenan D, Venter JA, Schallhorn JM, Hettinger KA, Hannan SJ, Pelouskova M. Monovision LASIK Versus Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs: Comparison of Clinical and Patient-Reported Outcomes. J Refract Surg. 2017 Nov 01; 33(11):749-758.
  5. Li L, Schallhorn JM, Ma J, Zhang L, Dou R, Wang Y. Risk Factors for Opaque Bubble Layer in Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE). J Refract Surg. 2017 Nov 01; 33(11):759-764.
  6. Schallhorn SC, Schallhorn JM, Pelouskova M, Venter JA, Hettinger KA, Hannan SJ, Teenan D. Refractive lens exchange in younger and older presbyopes: comparison of complication rates, 3 months clinical and patient-reported outcomes. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:1569-1581.
  7. Austin A, Schallhorn J, Geske M, Mannis M, Lietman T, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Empirical treatment of bacterial keratitis: an international survey of corneal specialists. BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug; 2.
  8. Schallhorn JM, Ciralsky JB, Yeu E. Resident and young physician experience with complex cataract surgery and new cataract and refractive technology: Results of the ASCRS 2016 Young Eye Surgeons survey. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 May; 43(5):687-694.
  9. Schallhorn JM, Schallhorn SC, Hettinger K, Hannan S. Infectious keratitis after laser vision correction: Incidence and risk factors. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 Apr; 43(4):473-479.
  10. Schallhorn JM, Tang M, Li Y, Louie DJ, Chamberlain W, Huang D. Distinguishing between contact lens warpage and ectasia: Usefulness of optical coherence tomography epithelial thickness mapping. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 Jan; 43(1):60-66.
  11. Schallhorn CS, Schallhorn JM, Hannan S, Schallhorn SC. Effectiveness of an Eyelid Thermal Pulsation Procedure to Treat Recalcitrant Dry Eye Symptoms After Laser Vision Correction. J Refract Surg. 2017 Jan 01; 33(1):30-36.
  12. Schallhorn JM, Schallhorn SC, Hettinger KA, Venter JA, Pelouskova M, Teenan D, Hannan SJ. Outcomes and complications of excimer laser surgery in patients with collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Dec; 42(12):1742-1752.
  13. Schallhorn SC, Hannan SJ, Teenan D, Schallhorn JM. Role of the treating surgeon in the consent process for elective refractive surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 10:2391-2402.
  14. Tang M, Li Y, Chamberlain W, Louie DJ, Schallhorn JM, Huang D. Differentiating Keratoconus and Corneal Warpage by Analyzing Focal Change Patterns in Corneal Topography, Pachymetry, and Epithelial Thickness Maps. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 07 01; 57(9):OCT544-9.
  15. Schallhorn SC, Venter JA, Teenan D, Hannan SJ, Hettinger KA, Pelouskova M, Schallhorn JM. Patient-reported outcomes 5 years after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Jun; 42(6):879-89.
  16. Schallhorn SC, Venter JA, Teenan D, Schallhorn JM, Hettinger KA, Hannan SJ, Pelouskova M. Outcomes of excimer laser enhancements in pseudophakic patients with multifocal intraocular lens. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 10:765-76.
  17. Schallhorn JM, Holiman JD, Stoeger CG, Chamberlain W. Quantification and Patterns of Endothelial Cell Loss Due to Eye Bank Preparation and Injector Method in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissues. Cornea. 2016 Mar; 35(3):377-82.
  18. Schallhorn JM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Current Concepts in the Management of Unique Post-keratoplasty Infections. Curr Ophthalmol Rep. 2015 Sep; 3(3):184-191.
  19. 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.
  20. Schallhorn JM, Gonzales J. Ocular toxoplasmosis: the treatment dilemma. J AAPOS. 2013 Oct; 17(5):454-5.

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