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Edward Yung, M.D.

“The single most important goal at all times to provide the best possible care to my patients. I want my patients to feel cared for, confident that they'll receive the best medical and surgical treatment and feel like they're a part of the family at our offices and surgery centers.”


Dr. Edward Yung is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology with sub-specialization in glaucoma. Dr. Yung has been a part of the Pacific Eye Institute team since 2017 and provides many services including, but not limited to glaucoma consultations, laser and surgical management of glaucoma, cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive adult eye care.

Dr. Yung has a wide range of academic interests in glaucoma, including the evaluation of innovative drug treatments, minimally invasive surgical devices, devices for continuous intraocular pressure monitoring, and innovative optic nerve imaging technology. His ongoing interest is the investigation of optic nerve head blood flow with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography as it relates to the pathophysiology of glaucoma. He is the author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, continuing medical education courses, and presentations at national ophthalmological conferences. Dr. Yung has also been the recipient of many prestigious awards in the industry.

Dr. Yung speaks conversational Cantonese Chinese and German.

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California -Berkeley, California
    (2003 – 2007)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    (2008 2012)
  • Fellowship
    Glaucoma Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Internship
    Internal Medicine Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology SUNY Stony Brook, Department of Ophthalmology, Stony Brook, New York
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Lee D, Yung ES, Katz LJ. (2018) Clinical Examination of Glaucoma. In M. Yanoff & J.S. Duker, Ophthalmology 5th Edition. London: Elsevier. (pp. 1024-1034)
  • Yung ES, Moster MR, Sanvicente C, et al. Trypan blue for the assessment of filtering bleb function during cataract surgery. Journal of Glaucoma. 2018;27(3):246-250.
  • Yung ES, Chang EL, Moster MR. (2017) The Use of Optic Disc and Retinal Nerve Fiber Imaging in Detecting Structural Damage Before the Onset of Functional Loss. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Elsevier Publishing. In Press.
  • Yung ES, Moster MR. Where does surgery fit into the glaucoma treatment paradigm? Glaucoma Today. In Press
  • Yung E, Rahmatnejad K, Patel AS, Moster MR. Trypan Blue for the Assessment of Filtering Bleb Function During Cataract Surgery: Results of a Pilot Study. American Glaucoma Society. March 2017, San Diego, CA
  • Kaplowitz K, Yung E, Golbari N, Abazari A, Honkanen R. Intraocular Pressure after Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent versus Phacoemulsification. American Glaucoma Society. March 2017, San Diego, CA
  • Golbari N, Kaplowitz K, Yung E, Abazari A, Honkanen R. Intraocular Pressure Outcomes Following Phacoemulsification Combined with Trabeculectomy Ab Interno versus Phacoemulsification Alone. American Glaucoma Society. March 2017, San Diego, CA
  • Yung E, Wright J, Fong A, Kaplowitz K, Honkanen R. Wound healing after Trabeculectomy in rabbits: Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) correlation with clinical findings. ARVO. May 2016, Seattle, WA.
  • Honkanen R, Yung E, Wright J, Fong A, Kaplowitz, K. Utility of purified collagenase as a possible aid in glaucoma surgery: A pilot study. ARVO. May 2016, Seattle, WA.
  • Resende AF, Yung E, Waisbourd M, Katz LJ. Monitoring intraocular pressure in glaucoma: current recommendations and cutting edge technologies. Expert review of ophthalmology. Epub Oct 2015.
  • Fong A, Yung E, Maghabri RE, Seidman R, Elahi K, Kaplowitz K, Honkanen R. Enzymatic digestion of Porcine Sclera Using a Purified Collagenase (Xiaflex®). SUNY Eye Institute. Sept 2015, Albany, NY
  • Kaplowitz K, Yung E, Golbari N, Abazari A, Honkanen R. Comparing outcomes of micro-bypass stents and phacoemulsification. SUNY Eye Institute. Sept 2015, Albany, NY.
  • Yung E, Honkanen R, Kaplowitz K. Intraocular Pressure Results with Trabeculectomy Ab Interno Versus Micro-Bypass Shunt. Poster presentation at ASCRS 2015 ASOA Symposium and Congress.
  • Kaplowitz K, Yung E, Flynn R, Tsai JC. Current concepts in the treatment of vitreous block, also known as aqueous misdirection. Survey of Ophthalmology. 2015;60(3):229-41.
  • Yung E, Trubnik V, Katz L J. An overview of tonometry and telemetry for intraocular pressure monitoring in humans. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2014;252(8):1179-88.
  • Myung D, Yung E, Frank CW, Ta CN. Chondro-ocular graft transfer: An alternative to allograft transplantation? Abstract presentation at ARVO 2013.
  • Henderer J, Yung E, Johnston A, Luminais S, Sherry R, Gaughan J. Repeat SLT in Comprehensive Ophthalmology Practices. Abstract presentation at ARVO 2012. 506f6b6f9b18&cKey=2055c514-62c2-4f00-9960-dcd5137ae59a&mKey=%7bF0FCE029-9BF8-4E7C-B48E-9FF7711D4A0E%7d
  • Sifontis NM, Yung E, Spurrier D, Jain AK, Constantinescu S, Lee I, Daly E, Maiorano D, Silva P, Karachristos A, Daller
    J. 3 Year Outcomes of Renal Transplantation in High-Risk Obese Recipients. Poster presentation at the American Transplant Congress 2009.
  • Seidel A, Smith D, Yung E, Aquino L, Srivastava T, Pullarkat V, Spielberger R, Forman SJ, Diamond DJ. CD154 Expression is Associated with Neutralizing Antibody Titer Post-Influenza Vaccination in Stem Cell Transplant Patients and Healthy Adults. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2011;17(4):524-533.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Inducted 2012
  • International Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s Scholarship, Temple University School of Medicine, Pennsylvania
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of California Berkeley, California

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