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Ingu Yun, MD

Ophthalmology: Glaucoma

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

My Offices

Oakland Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 510-752-1235

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Professional

Background

I was born and raised in Northern California, growing up mostly in San Rafael. I traveled east to attend Harvard College, and then Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. The experience was very stimulating and gratifying, but eight years of snowy winters and humid summers was enough! I moved back to the Bay Area for my general medical internship at San Francisco General Hospital (and what an experience that was!), and then my ophthalmology residency at Stanford Medical Center. I finished my training with a fellowship specializing in glaucoma with Dr. Robert Stamper at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

I have been with Kaiser Oakland since 1987. I can’t imagine working anywhere else. The quality of the physicians who work here is unsurpassed. With Kaiser, I have the freedom to treat patients the way I think is best, and I am able to focus on patient care. My work here is tremendously rewarding.

I specialize in glaucoma. While any general ophthalmologist can handle almost any case of glaucoma, there are special situations where the course of action may not be clear. This is where I may come in. Another circumstance might be when a patient needs surgery for glaucoma, and perhaps the situation is not a straightforward one. I see patients by referral from other ophthalmologists.

My overall philosophical approach to patient care is fairly simple. Although my specialty is quite narrow, I make it a point to listen to and treat the whole patient, not just the eye. Patients are not textbooks, and each patient is going to have different desires and needs. The art of treating glaucoma involves balancing the patient’s wishes with the need to treat the problem, to give the patient the best chance of preserving vision, while maintaining the best possible quality of life.

It is difficult to find accurate information about glaucoma that is also simple and clear enough for most patients to understand. Some of the better and more reliable web-sites where you can find information include the following (but be aware that even the best information may not be 100% accurate!):

Credentials

Medical EducationHarvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
InternshipSan Francisco General Hospital Medical Center,
San Francisco, CA
ResidencyStanford University Hospital,
Stanford, CA
FellowshipPacific Presbyterian Medical Center,
San Francisco, CA
Board certificationOphthalmology,
American Board of Ophthalmology