Ken Y. Lin, MD


Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
UCI Medical CenterInternal Medicine
UC Irvine Medical CenterOphthalmology
UC Irvine - Department of Ophthalmology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director of Medical Education — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2021-2023
More Information

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

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 Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI), where he served as chief resident. He also completed a glaucoma fellowship at the institute.

Lin’s clinical interests include optic nerve and aqueous outflow imaging. He also has been involved in the development and evaluation of several emerging glaucoma and cataract surgical devices. His goal is to make glaucoma surgeries safer and more effective.

Lin has been actively involved in educating young ophthalmologists. He has served 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, Lin also mentors UCI undergraduate and medical students. He is director of medical education for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Lin sees patients at UCI Health Eye Care Services in Orange and at UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in 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