Shan Lin, MD


Dr. Shan C. Lin is an ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery and the use of lasers and ultrasound biomicroscopy, a type of eye exam that creates a more detailed image than conventional ultrasound. In his research, Lin studies new medications for the treatment of progressive glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Shin earned a medical degree at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed a residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at UCSF Medical Center. He is an active member in several medical and scientific societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He serves on the Glaucoma Panel of the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a professor of clinical ophthalmology at UCSF.


Glaucoma Clinic
8 Koret Way, Suite U519
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Phone: (415) 514–6920
Fax: (415) 514–6925

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Tufts University 1994


UCSF Ophthalmology Dept., Ophthalmology 1998


UCSF Ophthalmology Dept., Ophthalmology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Masis M, Chen R, Porco T, Lin SC. Trabecular Meshwork Height in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Versus Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep 05.
  2. Masis M, Mineault PJ, Phan E, Lin SC. "The Role of Phacoemulsification in Glaucoma Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis". Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep 05.
  3. Babic K, Siguan-Bell C, Hee M, Lin SC. Ocular Gossypiboma: Ultrasound B-Scan Assessment of Retained Surgical Sponge After Ahmed Valve Surgery: A Case Report. J Glaucoma. 2017 Aug 02.
  4. Hsia YC, Moghimi S, Coh P, Chen R, Masis M, Lin SC. Anterior segment parameters as predictors of intraocular pressure reduction after phacoemulsification in eyes with open-angle glaucoma. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 Jul; 43(7):879-885.
  5. Wang D, Amoozgar B, Porco T, Wang Z, Lin SC. Ethnic differences in lens parameters measured by ocular biometry in a cataract surgery population. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0179836.
  6. Amoozgar B, Moghimi S, Han Y, Lin SC. An update on therapeutic modalities for the prevention of angle closure glaucoma. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar; 28(2):175-180.
  7. Amoozgar B, Phan EN, Lin SC, Han Y. Update on ciliary body laser procedures. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar; 28(2):181-186.
  8. Lin SC, Wang SY, Pasquale LR, Singh K, Lin SC. The relation between exercise and glaucoma in a South Korean population-based sample. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171441.
  9. Moghimi S, Kiaroudi M, Coh P, Li Y, He M, Lin SC. Comparison of Anterior Chamber Parameters in Patients With Plateau Iris Configuration and Pupillary Block Using ASOCT. J Glaucoma. 2017 Feb; 26(2):153-158.
  10. Chao DL, Lin SC, Chen R, Lin SC. Myopia is Inversely Associated With the Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in the South Korean Population. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec; 172:39-44.
  11. Cui QN, Hsia YC, Lin SC, Stamper RL, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Mehta N, Porco TC, Naseri A, Han Y. Effect of mitomycin c and 5-flurouracil adjuvant therapy on the outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar; 45(2):128-134.
  12. Murakami Y, Wang D, Burkemper B, Lin SC, Varma R. A Population-Based Assessment of the Agreement Between Grading of Goniophotographic Images and Gonioscopy in the Chinese-American Eye Study (CHES). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Aug 01; 57(10):4512-6.
  13. Moghimi S, Chen R, Hamzeh N, Khatibi N, Lin SC. Qualitative evaluation of anterior segment in angle closure disease using anterior segment optical coherence tomography. J Curr Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec; 28(4):170-175.
  14. Lee RY, Chen RI, Kasuga T, Cui QN, Porco TC, Lin SC. The Effect of Cumulative Dissipated Energy on Changes in Intraocular Pressure After Uncomplicated Cataract Surgery by Phacoemulsification. J Glaucoma. 2016 Jul; 25(7):565-70.
  15. Moghimi S, Hassanpoor N, Lin SC. Anterior-Chamber Depth in Plateau Iris Syndrome. J Glaucoma. 2016 Jul; 25(7):e729.
  16. Lin SC, Kakigi C. Additive effect of age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma on quality of life. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul; 44(5):365-6.
  17. Coh P, Moghimi S, Chen RI, Hsu CH, Masís Solano M, Porco T, Lin SC. Lens Position Parameters as Predictors of Intraocular Pressure Reduction After Cataract Surgery in Glaucomatous Versus Nonglaucomatous Eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 May 01; 57(6):2593-9.
  18. Moghimi S, Chen R, Johari M, Bijani F, Mohammadi M, Khodabandeh A, He M, Lin SC. Changes in Anterior Segment Morphology After Laser Peripheral Iridotomy in Acute Primary Angle Closure. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun; 166:133-140.
  19. Amoozgar B, Lin SC, Han Y, Kuo J. A role for antimetabolites in glaucoma tube surgery: current evidence and future directions. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar; 27(2):164-9.
  20. Moghimi S, Mazloumi M, Johari M, Abdi P, Fakhraie G, Mohammadi M, Zarei R, Eslami Y, Fard MA, Lin SC. Evaluation of Lamina Cribrosa and Choroid in Nonglaucomatous Patients With Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Mar; 57(3):1293-300.

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