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Stephanie Lu

Stephanie Y. Lu, MD


Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous

Clinical Interests

retina and vitreous surgery, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membrane, age-related macular degeneration, macular hole

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • Mandarin
Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical CenterInternal Medicine
UCI School of MedicineOphthalmology
UCI School of MedicineVitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — Residency Program, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Chief of Ophthalmology — VA Long Beach Healthcare System
  • Member — American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member — American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member — Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member — Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  • Member — California Medical Association
  • Member — Orange County Medical Association
  • Member — Club Vit
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2017-2023
More Information

Dr. Stephanie Y. Lu is a board-certified UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in retinal disorders and retinal and vitreous surgery. Her clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membrane, macular holes and retinal detachment.

She earned her medical degree at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed an internship in internal medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center followed by a residency in ophthalmology at UCI Medical Center.

Lu's research interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and macular dystrophy. She is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications.  

She sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-2020
Fax: 855-376-5057
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