Julie Schallhorn


Cornea and refractive surgery specialist
Corneal surgeon and residency program associate director

Dr. Julie Schallhorn is an ophthalmologist who treats cataracts and diseases of the cornea. In addition to performing corneal transplants and cataract surgery, she performs refractive surgeries, including LASIK and PRK, to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness. She cares for both children and adults.

Schallhorn's research focuses on cornea and refractive surgeries. She is especially interested in refractive surgery outcomes and the role of corneal imaging for 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 completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in uveitis at the UCSF Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology. She also completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute.

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 associate director of UCSF's residency program in ophthalmology. She organizes classroom and research curricula for residents.

  • Education

    UC San Diego, MS, Bioengineering, 2005

    Keck School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Uveitis, 2014

    Casey Eye Institute, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I am dedicated to getting the best possible outcomes for my patients.

Clinics I work with

Corneal Disease and Surgery Clinic

Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

490 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Laser Vision Center

Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

490 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
169 Reviews
Dr. Schallhorn was knowledgeable efficient caring and thorough in explaining before during and after surgery expectations.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
168 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
169 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
156 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
166 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
168 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
169 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

Azithromycin for Meibomian Gland Disease

Ocular surface disease index - used to evaluate the degree of dry eye symptoms. Scores will range from 0 to 48, where 48 indicates severe dry eye.