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Charles Yu MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; Cornea Service
Work Mailing Address: Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary 1855 W. Taylor Street, M/C 648 Chicago IL 60612 Clinical Phone: (312) 996-8937
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Biographical Info

 Charles Yu, MDSees Patients at:
Cornea Service
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor Street, Suite 3.164
Clinic Phone:  (312) 996-8937


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Dr. Charles Yu is a fellowship-trained cornea, cataract, and refractive physician and surgeon. His clinical interests are primarily diseases of the external eye, cornea, ocular surface, and corneal replacement. He is engaged in research endeavors to overcome corneal blindness through the development of keratoprostheses and artificial cornea.  Dr. Yu joined the faculty in 2015.




Undergraduate—University of California Berkeley
Medical School—University of California Davis
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellowship— Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency—Stanford University
Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery— Weill Cornell Medical College

Selected Publications

Yu CQ, Manche EE. Comparison of 2 femtosecond lasers for flap creation in myopic laser in situ keratomileusis: one-year results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Apr;41(4):740-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.06.038. PubMed PMID: 25840298.

Zheng LL, Vanchinathan V, Dalal R, Noolandi J, Waters DJ, Hartmann L, Cochran JR, Frank CW, Yu CQ, Ta CN. Biocompatibility of poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(acrylic acid) interpenetrating network hydrogel by intrastromal implantation in rabbit cornea. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2015 Oct;103(10):3157-65. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.35453. Epub 2015 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 25778285; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4552592.

Yu CQ, Manche EE. Day 1 wavefront aberrometry for prediction of refractive outcomes at year 1 in myopic LASIK. J Refract Surg. 2015 Mar;31(3):170-4. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20150220-04. PubMed PMID: 25751833.

Yu C, Ho JK, Liao YJ. Subretinal fluid is common in experimental non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Eye (Lond). 2014 Dec;28(12):1494-501. doi: 10.1038/eye.2014.220. Epub 2014 Sep 26. PubMed PMID: 25257770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4268460.

Yu CQ, Manche EE. A comparison of LASIK flap thickness and morphology between  the Intralase 60- and 150-kHz femtosecond lasers. J Refract Surg. 2014 Dec;30(12):827-30. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20141113-04. PubMed PMID: 25437481.

Yu CQ, Ta CN, Terry MA, Lin CC. Successful DMEK after intraoperative graft inversion. Cornea. 2015 Jan;34(1):97-8. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000311. PubMed PMID: 25411936.

Yu CQ, Ta CN. Prevention and treatment of injection-related endophthalmitis.  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;252(7):1027-31. doi: 10.1007/s00417-014-2644-0. Epub 2014 May 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 24807232.

Yu CQ, Manche EE. Comparison of 2 wavefront-guided excimer lasers for myopic  laser in situ keratomileusis: one-year results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Mar;40(3):412-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.08.050. PubMed PMID: 24581773.

Yu CQ, Ta CN. Current concepts in management of infectious endophthalmitis. Curr Ophthalmol Rep. 2013 Dec;1(4):175-180. doi: 10.1007/s40135-013-0020-6

Yu CQ, Ta CN. Prevention of postcataract endophthalmitis: evidence-based medicine. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan;23(1):19-25. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e32834cd5a9. Review. PubMed PMID: 22081026.

Yu, C. Q., Schwab, I. R. and Dubielzig, R. R. Feeding the vertebrate retina from the Cambrian to the Tertiary. J Zool. 2009 Apr;278(4):259–269. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00580.x

Yu CQ, Zhang M, Matis KI, Kim C, Rosenblatt MI. Vascular endothelial growth factor mediates corneal nerve repair. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Sep;49(9):3870-8. doi: 10.1167/iovs.07-1418. Epub 2008 May 16. PubMed PMID: 18487369; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3725763.

Yu CQ, Rosenblatt MI. Transgenic corneal neurofluorescence in mice: a new model for in vivo investigation of nerve structure and regeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Apr;48(4):1535-42. PubMed PMID: 17389482.

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