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Ken Y. Lin, MD, PhD


Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Clinical Interests

cataract surgery, glaucoma, glaucoma drainage device, Glaucoma laser treatment, optic nerve head, aqueous outflow imaging

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
UCI School of MedicineInternal Medicine
UCI School of MedicineOphthalmology
UCI School of Medicine, Department of OphthalmologyGlaucoma
Grad School
Harvard Medical School — National Institutes of Health-sponsored PhD program in biophysics
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor — Biomedical Engineering, UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  • Director, Medical Education — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Research — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member — American Glaucoma Society
  • Member — American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member — Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology

Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2021-2023
  • Clinician Scientist Award, 2019 American Glaucoma Society

More Information

Dr. Ken Y. Lin is a board-certified UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in traditional and minimally invasive cataract surgery and the treatment of glaucoma.

His clinical interests include optic nerve and aqueous outflow imaging. He has repeatedly been recognized as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association.

Lin completed his medical degree and a National Institutes of Health-sponsored doctoral degree in biophysics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the UCI School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, where he served as chief resident. He also completed a glaucoma fellowship at the institute.

His research interests include the development and clinical evaluation of surgical devices to treat glaucoma and cataracts, including the use of artificial intelligence and fluid mechanics. He is the author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and has contributed chapters to many textbooks.

Lin also has been actively involved in physician training, serving on the Young Eye Surgeon clinical committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the Resident Self-Assessment Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He also has taught cataract surgery courses and served as a panelist at many national and international meetings. In addition to teaching residents and fellows, he mentors UCI undergraduate and medical students.

He sees patients in Orange and Irvine.

UCI Health Eye Care Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7183
Fax: 855-376-5057
UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Fax: 855-376-5057