Minzhong Yu, PhD, MMed

Minzhong Yu, PhD

Minzhong Yu, PhD, MMed

Director of Ophthalmic Electrophysiology, University Hospitals Eye Institute
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Minzhong Yu, PhD, MMed, is the director of Ophthalmic Electrophysiology, University Hospitals Eye Institute since 2017 and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine since 2015. Dr. Yu completed his BSc degree at University of Science and Technology of China, China in 1983; MMed degree at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University (i.e. Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences), China in 1989, and PhD at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Optometry, China in 1998. Dr. Yu had worked as an Assistant Professor at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University; lectured on two one-term set of Vision Science courses and labs (Part I and II to students of Year 1 and Year 2, respectively) in Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Auckland University, New Zealand; completed his fellowship in Midwest Eye Institute/Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; served as a Research Professor in Henry Jackson Foundation, Maryland; completed post-doctoral training and then serves as a Project Staff at Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Clinical duties

Dr. Yu is in charge of the examinations, data analysis and explanation of ophthalmic electrophysiology at UH Cleveland Medical Center. His main service includes electroretinography (pattern ERG, multifocal ERG and full-field flash ERG), visual evoked potential, electrooculography and dark-adaptation test in adult and pediatric patients, which provide objective indices for differential diagnosis, monitoring treatment effect and development of disease in congenital non-degenerative retinal diseases, macular dystrophies, degenerative night-blinding disorders and cone and cone-rod dystrophies, syndromic disorders, inflammatory disorders, drug retinal toxicities, glaucoma, optic nerve and visual cortex disorders.

Clinical Research Interest

While Dr. Yu is an active basic scientist, he is also a senior clinical scientist, focusing on the research of clinical trial of different therapies with objective functional tests of the retinas and optic nerves, as well as the characteristics of the electrophysiologic responses in different diseases.

Other Notable Facts

Dr. Yu has published about 90 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the first editor of the Handbook of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (Springer). He has been awarded research grants, including NIH R01 grant, ARVO travel grant, and the honorary title of Visiting Professor of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University.

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