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Julius Oatts


Pediatric ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist

Dr. Julius Oatts is an ophthalmologist who cares for children with all types of eye conditions, including glaucoma and disorders of the anterior segment, which includes the iris and lens.

Oatts' research focuses on pediatric glaucoma. He has previously conducted studies on an eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Other past studies involved using multiple methods to assess patients with conditions of the cornea.

After earning his medical degree and a master of health science at Yale School of Medicine, Oatts completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital.

Oatts belongs to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society, an association of UCSF alumni.

After growing up in Colorado, attending college in Atlanta and pursuing his medical training on the East Coast, Oatts moved to San Francisco, his favorite city in the states.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Kids bring new perspectives to common experiences like an eye exam. This is an exciting reminder to continually engage with new ideas in research, teaching, and clinical care.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    166 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr Oatts is great!!
    Oct 24, 2023
    Discussion of any proposed treatment or surgical intervention was rushed.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Excellent service and attention
    Oct 03, 2023
    Dr Oatts very professional and know how to entertain patient. Thank youHim
    Aug 01, 2023
    Definitely yes
    Jul 27, 2023
    Excellent doctor!
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Oatts is always amazing, the hospital is very lucky to have such a great opthomologist
    May 03, 2023
    Professional and attentive.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Oatts and his staff are amazing. Everyone was extremely nice and knowledgeable and made my family and I feel comfortable.
    Apr 05, 2023
    Dr Oatts did a really thorough exam of my daughter and walked me through the findings of the visual exam, including discussing potential next steps, in a manner that was easy for me to understand. My child was nervous to be there but he spent extra time to help her feel comfortable. Dr Oatts is excellent!
    Mar 01, 2023
    Welcoming. Kind. Gentle with baby. Knowledgeable about baby's history. Reassuring in communicating results of exam.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr. Oatts is outstanding. He is the reason we stay at this facility and with UCSF
    Jan 18, 2023
    Dr. Oatts is wonderful, he explains everything well and takes his time with his patients.
    Jan 18, 2023
    Dr. Oatts is awesome. We are lucky to have met him as a Dr.
    Nov 16, 2022
    Kind. Knowledgeable, gentle, thorough
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr Oatts is awesome , he is so knowledgeable
    Nov 16, 2022
    We love Dr. Oatts.
    Oct 28, 2022
    He helped me to understand the child's previous appointments. He took time to encourage me and filled out necessary paper work.
    Oct 05, 2022
    We always appreciate how Dr Oatts engages with my son, who has a lot of energy at appts.
    Oct 05, 2022
    Very professional.
    Oct 02, 2022
    Wonderful facility and workers. The doctor was truly kind and gave his best. It was nice to be in the hands of caring and competent staff.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr Oatts was truly amazing and best of all caring and gentle
    Sep 21, 2022
    The whole staff at UCSF is great, they care about their patients.
    Sep 13, 2022
    Dr. Oatts is exceptional
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr. Oatts is exceptional- skilled and caring
    Jul 06, 2022
    Very good care in this health center. Congratulations on your work.
    Jun 29, 2022
    After this first patient visit, my son now is being referred to a cornea specialist, seeing as we're out of town from Fresno, we had to make another appointment, and come up. I made the initial appointment six months ago for those per diem, and it would have been good if we had that cornea specialist as the first appointment, but other than that, everything went great.
    Jun 29, 2022
    Love the Provider, the Nurse that took my daughters eye measures was great too, as for the two front desk representatives they need more patient care advise, they are not welcoming at all, no smiles nothing, i didnt feel welcome at all, i had to go back and ask her to provide me with my visit transcript she didn't offer any help at all, Great Healthcare doctors nurses, tech, bad front desk representatives
    Apr 19, 2022
    Mar 11, 2022
    Dr. Oatts was very kind and thorough he took time to listen to our concerns and explain what was going on.
    Mar 01, 2022
    Good experience
    Feb 03, 2022
    Excellent attention.

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Efficacy of Repeated Low-level Red-light Therapy in Myopia Control

    Axial Length (AL) is characterized as the combination of anterior chamber depth, lens thickness and vitreous chamber depth and measured by results from the IOLMaster. AL will be taken at the 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up visi...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Efficacy of the Nanodropper Device on Intraocular Pressure in Patients With Glaucoma

    IOP measurement of the eye will be collected at the baseline visit using routine methods including Goldman applanation tonometry and pneumotonometer.