Yu Zhao, M.D., O.D.

Specializing in:
Neuro-Ophthalmology • Pseudotumor Cerebri • Optic Neuritis • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy • Double Vision • Abnormal Pupil • Abnormal Eye Movements • Botox Injection for Hemifacial Spasm and Blepharospasm • General Neurology • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson’s and Parkinson-Like Disease • Headache • Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurology is a fascinating field. Even though Neuro-ophthalmology is my specialty, I also love to see patients with different neurological conditions. My goal is to provide patient-centered individualized care, to help patients understand their condition and make informed decisions.

Languages Other Than English

  • Chinese


  • Medical School – Peking University, Health Science Center, Beijing
  • Residency – People’s Hospital, Peking University, Beijing
  • Optometry School – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham
  • Internal Medicine Internship – Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans
  • Neurology Residency- Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans
  • Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami


  • Board Certified – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • American Headache Society
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Principle investigator: IV immunoglobulin in the management of corticosteroid unresponsive optic neuritis/neuropathy, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 2017
  • Yu Zhao, Maike Blaya and Adriana Rosero (2016), Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis in an HIV/AIDS patient without diabetes: A case report. Neurological Cases, 3(1): 10-13
  • Zhao, Yu and Li, Xiaoxin (1999). “A case report of retinal detachment after lens refractive surgery.” Chinese Ophthalmic Research.
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