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Division Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology



My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Cataract; glaucoma; pediatric and adult strabismus; surgery for nystagmus patients with abnormal head posture; periocular capillary hemangiomas; retinopathy of prematurity

Research Interests

Retinopathy of prematurity; periocular drug delivery; genetics of glaucoma and aniridia

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Sturge-Weber Syndrome

My Locations

My Education

BS: Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1988.

MD: Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joint Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, 1993.

Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston, MA, 1993-1994.

Residency: Ophthalmology, Estelle Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California/LosAngeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, 1994-1997.

Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998-1999.

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000; Recertified 2011.

My Publications

Phelps DL, Watterberg KL, Nolen TL, Cole CA, Cotten CM, Oh W, Poindexter BB, Zaterka-Baxter KM, Das A, Lacy CB, Scorsone AM, Walsh MC, Bell EF, Kennedy KA, Schibler K, Sokol GM, Laughon MM, Lakshminrusimha S, Truog WE, Garg M, Carlo WA, Laptook AR, Van Meurs KP, Carlton DP, Graf A, DeMauro SB, Brion LP, Shankaran S, Orge FH, Olson RJ, Mintz-Hittner H, Yang MB, et al. Effects of Myo-inositol on type 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity Among Preterm Infants <28 Weeks’ Gestational Age: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018;320:1649-58.

Rice ML, Wong B, Horn PS, Yang MB. Cataract Development Associated with Long-term Glucocorticoid Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients. J AAPOS. 2018;22:192-6.

Wallace DK, Kraker RT, Freedman SF, Crouch ER, Hutchinson AK, Bhatt AR, Rogers DL Yang MB, Haider KM, VanderVeen DK, Siatkowski RM, Dean TW, Beck RW, Repka MX, Smith LE, Good WV, Hartnett ME, Kong L, Holmes JM for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG). Assessment of Lower Doses of Intravitreous Bevacizumab for Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Phase 1 Dosing Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135:654-6.

Hutchinson AK, Melia M, Yang MB, VanderVeen DK, Wilson LB, Lambert SR. Clinical Models and Algorithms for the Prediction of Retinopathy of Prematurity: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2016;123:804-16.

Yang MB, Rao S, Copenhagen DR, Lang RA. Length of Day during Early Gestation as an Independent Predictor of Risk for Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity. Ophthalmology. 2013;120:2706-13.

Rao S, Chun C, Fan J, Kofron M, Yang MB, Hegde R, Ferrara N, Copenhagen DR, Lang RA. A Direct and Melanopsin-dependent Fetal Light Response Regulates Mouse Eye Development. Nature. 2013;494:243-6.

Yang MB, Donovan EF, Wagge JR. Race, Gender, and Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB) Score as Predictors of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity. J AAPOS. 2006;10:253-61.

Yang MB, Pou-Vendrell CR, Archer SM, Martonyi EJ, Del Monte MA. Vertical Rectus Muscle Surgery for Nystagmus Patients with Vertical Abnormal Head Posture. J AAPOS. 2004;8(4):299-309.

Yang MB, Vacanti JP, Ingber DE. Hollow Fibers for Hepatocyte Encapsulation and Transplantation: Studies of Survival and Function in Rats. Cell Transplantation. 1994;3(5):373-85.

Yang MB, Tamargo RJ, Brem H. Controlled Delivery of 1,3-Bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea from Ethylene-vinyl Acetate Copolymer. Cancer Res. 1989;49:5103-7.