Yao Liu, MD

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Assistant Professor (Tenure), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Director, UW Teleophthalmology Program



Yao Liu, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Director of the UW Teleophthalmology Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Research Funding

Advancing integration of teleopthalmology for diabetic retinopathy in rural, multi-payer settings
NIH/NEI K23, EY026518, 4/1/16-3/31/21
Role: Principal Investigator

Macular pigment and glaucoma incidence in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (CAREDS2)
American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists (MAPS) Award, 1/1/18-12/31/18
Role: Principal Investigator

Macular Pigment in Aging and Disease (CAREDS2)
NIH-NEI, R01 EY025292, 6/1/15-5/31/20
Role: Co-investigator

Establish a Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System for the Nation
CDC, Subaward 5996.UW.01, 10/1/15-9/30/19
Role: Consultant

Pilot study to assess the results of multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) and multifocal visual evoked potentials (mfVEP) in patients with glaucoma
Frederick A. Davis Funds, UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 10/1/14-10/1/16
Role: Principal Investigator

Recent Publications (selected)

Liu Y, Swearingen R. Diabetic Eye Screening: Knowledge and Perspectives from Providers and Patients. Curr Diab Rep. 2017; 7(10):94.

Schrieber C, Liu Y. Choroidal effusions after glaucoma surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2015;26:135-142. Video Abstract: http://links.lww.com/COOP/A15

Liu Y. Evaluating glaucoma progression. Topics in Glaucoma 2015;6:1-4.

Liu Y, Rhee DJ. Acute bilateral angle closure. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(9):1231-1232.

Liu Y, Takusagawa HL, Chen TC, Pasquale LR. Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis and the rubella virus. Int Ophthalmol Clinics 2011;51(4):1-12.

Takusagawa HL, Liu Y, Wiggs JL. Infectious theories of Posner-Schlossman. Int Ophthalmol Clinis 2011;51(4):105-15.

Gracia-Sancho J, Villarreal G Jr, Zhang Y, Yu JX, Liu Y, Tullius SG, García-Cardeña G. Flow cessation triggers endothelial dysfunction during organ cold storage conditions: strategies for pharmacologic intervention. Transplantation. 2010;90(2):142-9.

Liu Y, Dinkin MJ, Loewenstein JI, Rizzo JF III, Cestari DM. Multifocal electroretinogram abnormalities in ethambutol toxicity. J Neuroophthalmol 2008;28(4):278-82.

Hansen RM, Eklund SE, Benador IY, Mocko JA, Akula JD, Liu Y, Martinez-Perez ME, Fulton AB. Retinal degeneration in children: dark adapted visual threshold and arteriolar diameter. Vision Res. 2008;48(3):325-31.


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