Dr. Glenn Yiu, MD

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Dr. Glenn Yiu, MD
Dr. Yiu is a vitreoretinal specialist at the UC Davis Eye Center. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School, where his graduate research explored nervous system regeneration and earned a PhD in Neurobiology. After residency at the Harvard / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, he underwent fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at Duke University, where he was also involved in advanced ocular imaging research to study mechanisms of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Yiu's primary clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular and inflammatory diseases, macular hole, macular pucker, and retinal detachment. His medical and surgical practice is complemented by innovative research exploring the pathophysiology and potential treatments for retinal diseases, with special interests in retinal biology and regenerative medicine. He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and has given lectures nationally and internationally. He is a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals, and is a course lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Yiu has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious award including the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship Award, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award, the Retina Society Fellowship Research Award, and the Macula Society Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award.

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Dr. Yiu strongly believes in patient education, and works with his patients together as a team to develop their treatment plans. He encourages his patients to ask questions, and takes the time to carefully explain their condition to them. By helping each patient understand the nature of their eye disease, and also providing up-to-date information about clinical trials and retina research, he strives to help them make informed decisions about their eye care. Dr. Yiu strives to provide compassionate care to all his patients, and enjoys developing a long-term relationship of mutual trust and respect with each individual that he sees.

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    Dr. Yiu is a vitreoretinal specialist at the UC Davis Eye Center. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School, where his graduate research explored nervous system regeneration and earned a PhD in Neurobiology. After residency at the Harvard / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, he underwent fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at Duke University, where he was also involved in advanced ocular imaging research to study mechanisms of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

    Dr. Yiu's primary clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular and inflammatory diseases, macular hole, macular pucker, and retinal detachment. His medical and surgical practice is complemented by innovative research exploring the pathophysiology and potential treatments for retinal diseases, with special interests in retinal biology and regenerative medicine.

    He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and has given lectures nationally and internationally. He is a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals, and is a course lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Yiu has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious award including the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship Award, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award, the Retina Society Fellowship Research Award, and the Macula Society Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award. 

    Dr. Yiu's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Yiu strongly believes in patient education, and works with his patients together as a team to develop their treatment plans. He encourages his patients to ask questions, and takes the time to carefully explain their condition to them. By helping each patient understand the nature of their eye disease, and also providing up-to-date information about clinical trials and retina research, he strives to help them make informed decisions about their eye care. Dr. Yiu strives to provide compassionate care to all his patients, and enjoys developing a long-term relationship of mutual trust and respect with each individual that he sees.

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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Entropion
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
    • Glaucoma
    • Hyphema
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Iritis
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Macular Pucker
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Artery Occlusion
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sympathetic Uveitis
    • Uveitis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 2008

    • Internship Hospital
      Brigham & Women's Hosp, Harvard Med Sch

      Completed in 2009

    • Residency Hospital
      Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School

      Completed in 2012

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Duke University

      Completed in 2014

    • Undergraduate School
      Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

      Graduated in 2000

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Chinese, Cantonese
    • Chinese, Mandarin

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Canthotomy
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Scleral Buckling
    • Vitrectomy
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery