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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Yao Liu is an ophthalmologist who specializes in adult and pediatric glaucoma. She is an expert in teleophthalmology, which uses cameras and other technologies to increase access to high quality eye care. Dr. Liu earned her medical degree from the Harvard Medical School/MIT HST Program. She completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard/Massachusetts Eye and Ear and a glaucoma fellowship at the University of California Davis Eye Center. Learn more about Dr. Liu’s teleophthalmology work at


Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

Anterior Segment Surgery

Cataract Surgery


Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

Glaucoma Laser Treatment

Optic Nerve Imaging

Pediatric Glaucoma Surgery


UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston
(608) 847-7355 | | Map
University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology

Glaucoma, University of California, Davis Eye Center, Sacramento, CA

Residency Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Program, Boston, MA
Internship Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Medical School Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Yao Liu leverages new technology to enhance our understanding and management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other vision-threatening eye diseases using imaging, telemedicine, and clinical trials of new medications and surgical devices. Dr. Liu is the Director of the UW Teleophthalmology Program, which aims to prevent blindness by expanding access to innovative eye care. Learn more about Dr. Liu’s research at

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