Yvonne Ou, MD

Dr. Yvonne Ou is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma. Her research interest is in the area of glaucoma neurodegeneration, and she has dedicated her efforts towards the goal of developing new diagnostics and therapies. At UCSF, Dr. Ou is testing a novel hypothesis that retinal synapse loss occurs early in the glaucoma disease process, and that certain types of retinal ganglion cells may be more vulnerable to elevated eye pressure compared to other types. Dr. Ou’s overall goal is to elucidate diagnostic and therapeutic targets earlier in the course of the disease and translate these findings to help improve the vision and quality of life of glaucoma patients.

After majoring in biochemistry at Harvard College, Dr. Ou earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. She has completed both clinical and research fellowships in glaucoma at Duke University.