Yue (Maria) Liu
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry PhD, PhD - Doctor of Philosophy MPH, MPH - Master of Public Health MBA, MBA - Master of Business Administration FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Department

Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry

Yue (Maria) Liu
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry PhD, PhD - Doctor of Philosophy MPH, MPH - Master of Public Health MBA, MBA - Master of Business Administration FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Department

Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry

Additional job duties

Chief of Myopia Control Clinic

Education

PhD
Vision Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

MPH
Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

OD
Pacific University, Oregon, 2005

MBA
Financial Management, City University, Seattle, 2002

BMED
Peking University, Dept. of Medicine, Beijing, China, 1996

Publications

Equal contributing author. IMI – _Clinical Management Guidelines Report. IOVS. February 2019, Vol.60, M184-M203. doi:10.1167/iovs.18-25977

Y Zhang, Y Liu, Y Hang, et al. Differential gene expression of BMP2 and BMP receptors in chick retina & choroid induced by imposed optical defocus. Visual Neuroscience (2016). Nov 28 Epub

T Aller, Y Liu, C Wildsoet. Myopia control with bifocal contact lenses: a randomized clinical trial. Optom Vis Sci. 2016 Jan 18 Epub

Y Liu and P Xie. Safety of orthokeratology – _a systematic review. Eye and Contact Lens. 2016 Jan;42(1):35-42

Y Zhang, Y Liu, C Ho, CF Wildsoet. Effects of imposed defocus of opposite sign on temporal gene expression patterns of BMP4 and BMP7 in chick RPE. Experimental Eye Research (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2013.02.010.

Y Liu and C.F. Wildsoet. The effective add inherent in 2-zone negative lenses inhibits eye growth in young chicks. IOVS 2012, Jul;53(8):5085-93

Y Zhang, Y Liu, and C.F. Wildsoet. Bidirectional, Optical Sign-Dependent Regulation of BMP2 Gene Expression in Chick Retinal Pigment Epithelium. IOVS 2012, Sep; 53(10): 6072-80

L Ostrin, Y Liu, V Choh, and C.F. Wildsoet. The role of iris in chick accommodation. IOVS 2011 Jul 1;52(7):4710-6

Y Liu and C.F. Wildsoet. The effect of 2-zone concentric bifocal spectacle lenses on refractive error development and eye growth in young chicks. IOVS. 2010, Sep; 10.1167

I Vedamurthy, W Harrison, Y Liu, I Cox, and CM Schor. The influence of first near-spectacle reading correction on accommodation and its interaction with convergence. IOVS. 2009, Sep;50(9):4215-22

About Dr. Liu

Dr. Maria Liu is the founder and chief of the UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic - the first of its kind in a teaching clinic, which now serves as a model for optometry schools across the country. Originally from Beijing, Dr. Liu practiced as an ophthalmologist in China before relocating to the United States in 2000. She obtained her MBA prior to her OD training at Pacific University, College of Optometry. Dr. Liu also completed an MPH with emphasis in biostatistics and clinical study design and a PhD in physiological optics at UC Berkeley. The main emphasis of her research and clinical expertise has been on the investigation and utilization of novel contact lens designs and pharmaceuticals in myopia control. Dr. Liu enjoys teaching both in didactic and clinical settings. She has years of experience in teaching basic and clinical pharmacology, ocular disease, contact lenses, evidence-based optometry, as well as comparative studies on the similarity and difference of primary vision care in developed vs. developing countries. Last but not the least, Dr. Liu is very enthusiastic about humanitarian services and helped organize as well as served as the attending doctor for multiple VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) trips to China.