Michael B. Yang, MD

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone 513-636-4751

Fax 513-636-7911


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


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

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.

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Liu H, Yang MB, Li SK, Hao J. Effects of dosing protocol on distribution of propranolol in periocular tissues after topical ocular instillation. Current Eye Research. 2015 May;40(6):638-45.

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 Dec;120(12):2706-13.

Yang MB, Melia M, Lambert SR, Chiang MF, Simpson JL, Buffenn AN. Fibrin Glue for Closure of Conjunctiva in Strabismus Surgery: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep;120(9):1935-41.

Lambert SR, Melia M, Buffenn AN, Chiang MF, Simpson JL, Yang MB. Rebound Tonometry: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published Online. Ophthalmology. 2013 Apr;120(4):e21-7.

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 Feb 14;494(7436):243-6.

Chiang MF, Melia M, Buffenn AN, Lambert SR, Recchia FM, Simpson JL, Yang MB. Detection of Clinically Significant Retinopathy of Prematurity Using Wide-Angle Digital Retinal Photography: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2012 Jun;119(6):1272-80.

Simpson JL, Melia M, Yang MB, Buffenn AN, Chiang MF, Lambert SR. Current Role of Cryotherapy in Retinopathy of Prematurity: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2012 Apr;119(4):873-7.

Hao J, Yang MB, Liu H, Li SK. Distribution of Propranolol in Periocular Tissues: A Comparison of Topical and Systemic Administration. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 27:453-9, 2011.

Yang MB, Donovan EF. Risk Analysis and Alternative Protocols for Reduction of Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity. J AAPOS. 2009;13(6)-539-45.

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.

G-ROP: Growth in Retinopathy of Prematurity Model Development. Site Principal Investigator. National Eye Institute: Subaward from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Aug 2012-Jul 2017.

INS-3: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of myo-Inositol 5% Injection to Increase Survival without Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (Reduce-ROP) in Extremely Premature Infants. Site Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health: Subaward from University of Rochester. 2014–2019.

Phase 1 Trial of Bevacizumab Treatment for Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity. Site Principal Investigator. National Eye Institute: Subaward from Pediatric Eye Disease Investigators Group. 2015-2016.