Dr. Grace Kao, MD


Neurology | Female

Grace W.Kao, MD. 15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 255 Irvine, CA 92618 Get Directions
Dr. Grace Kao, MD
Dr. Grace Kao, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. She has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Kao is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Tustin, CA |
She is the most unprofessional doctor I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. She was very rude, asked personal questions that did not pertain to my health, accused me of lying when I said I do not smoke or drink, and the list goes on. She tried to sell me a neck brace and was very persistent, insisting that it's "only $18 with tax" after I said no thank you multiple times. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone and I have to report her. She has no business having a medical license.
This doctor is extremely impatient, arrogant, rude, and insensitive. She actually slammed her hands on the table and made sarcastic comments when my elderly parents asked her to help accommodate their privacy concerns regarding a treatment plan. This is one example out of several where she is disrespectful. Very unfortunate.
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Dr. Kao says...

Neurological ophthalmological diseases 

A. Diagnostic management of diplopia, visual loss:

Goldmann perimetry to define the specific visual field defect

Diplopia prism test

Expertise in pseudotumor cerebri, myasthenia gravis, nystagmus, facial spasm, blepharospasm, chronic migraine, optic neuritis , multiple scelrosis, neuromyelitis optica, normal pressure hydrocephalus.

B. Diagnostic management of  neck pain, low back pain, numbness tingling of arms and legs:

NCS EMG, EEG, Evoked potential study

Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubitla tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy.

C. Stroke prevention

D. Botox treatment : Blepharospasm, Hemifacial spasm, chronic Migraine , cosmetic wrinkles

E. Dementia diagnostic management 

Dr. Kao says...

Visual field test- Goldmann perimetry

Diplopia test

EMG Nerve conduction study




Occipital Nerve Block

Botox treatment 

Dr. Kao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cataract
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dystonia
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


  • Medical School
    National Taiwan University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Med Cntr
  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca Irvine Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Electrodiagnostic Medicine Emg Eeg Evoked Potential, University Of California, Irvine

    Completed in 1992

    Neuro-Ophthalmology, UCLA

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Nat Taiwan U
  • Other Education
    University Of Illinois At Chicago / School Of Public Health

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

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  • Neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Chemodenervation
  • Color Vision Testing
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)