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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.
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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.