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Madeline Yung


Ophthalmologist and refractive surgery specialist

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Madeline Yung is an ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care. She specializes in cataracts and conditions of the cornea, and also treats common conditions such as dry eye syndrome, glaucoma and macular degeneration. She performs refractive surgery, including LASIK and PRK, to correct or improve vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Yung's research focuses on conditions that affect the cornea, including corneal infections and limbal stem cell deficiency (a lack of the stem cells key to maintaining eye health). In 2021, she received a grant from the Eye Bank Association of America to study the antimicrobial effects of andrographolide (a plant-derived chemical) on donated corneas to prevent infection. With a passion for medical education, she also studies ways to better equip the next generation of ophthalmologists and other doctors to care for patients' ocular health.

Yung completed her medical degree and residency in ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she received the Excellence in Teaching With Humanism Award for her mentorship of medical students. She completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the University of California, Davis.

In her free time, Yung enjoys reading and snowboarding.

  • Education

    UCLA, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Ophthalmology, 2020

  • Fellowships

    UC Davis, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    153 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 02, 2023
    I didn't catch the name of the resident who first examined me. She was also first class!
    Jan 12, 2023
    Jan 09, 2023
    Dr. Yung is very professional as well as a nice kind person.
    Dec 22, 2022
    The wait is crazy both times late seeing me
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Yung is very attentive informative warm and fabulous MD
    Nov 20, 2022
    No problems. Everything went very well.
    Nov 19, 2022
    Was not told ahead of time how many tests would be done and how long it would take. First appyfor tests was scheduled for 30 min and appointment with the doctor another hour so one hours from 2:30 until 5:15 over 21/2 hours. Due to traffic I did not get home until 7:45pm. I also was not told another eye exam would be done without my contact lenses including eye dilation. Could see nothing on the way home. Good thing I was not the driver. Instructions should be given before appointment. Was almost tears after the appointment
    Nov 13, 2022
    Very good the exams the care and all the information about all concerns
    Nov 12, 2022
    Never got to see her after 2 hours.
    Nov 08, 2022
    Oct 06, 2022
    Both the MD and the resident were excellent
    Oct 06, 2022
    Dr Yung is very personable. I have had problems since my surgery and it has been very difficult to get assistance.
    Sep 19, 2022
    I appreciate that the doctor was willing to accommodate me for the surgery considering all my circumstances the same for the post and follow up appointments.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Slow update of After Visit SummaryParticularly meds frequency
    Sep 09, 2022
    For the 3d time great people great care.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Only issue I had with the care provider and the outpatient clinic is that they do not have staff on hand to assist you if you're disabled and have a mobility issue with wheelchair assistance they do have wheelchairs but what if you are by yourself and have no one to assist you They do not lie look they do not look like they want to help by pushing you in a wheelchair to your appointment or to your x-ray of bloodwork and that's not right I was fortunate to have someone with me but she was hobbled by her injury as well so they do need more people on hand to provide wheelchair assistance
    Aug 16, 2022
    Would recommend the MD not the process or the office
    Aug 03, 2022
    Warm caring and professional
    Jul 27, 2022
    Excellent experience. That is why UCSF is the best choice for me.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Very thorough and professional. Good bedside manner.
    Jul 19, 2022
    Everything was great The two doctors were very nice; kind and patient as well as explaining things to myself and my girlfriend.
    Jul 08, 2022
    One of the best surgery experiences I have had and I've had plenty. Hahahahahahaha
    Jun 05, 2022
    Dr Yung has given me excellent care. I very pleased with the outcome of my cataract surgeries and the post-surgical visits have all gone very well. I will definitely recommend her to others.
    May 29, 2022
    Very informative and friendly.
    May 23, 2022
    Dr. Yung is very thorough and gentle.
    May 19, 2022
    The best?
    Apr 25, 2022
    Dr. Yung was very patient in answering all my questions about my upcoming surgery. She was professional yet approachable.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Provider left me waiting for too long at the examination room while seeing other patients. Offered no apology.
    Apr 18, 2022
    Dr. Wang is very professional and explained everything in a clear and concise manner.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr. Yung is so good. UCSF is fortunate to have her.
    Apr 01, 2022
    The doctor was incredible. She contacted me and scheduled an appointment with her. I'm so thankful for her!
    Feb 24, 2022
    Dr. Yung is the epitome of the competent caring phyisician surgeon UCSF is known for.
    Nov 18, 2021
    Dr. Yung is amazing.