Daniel Chao, MD, PhD

Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Dr. Daniel Chao is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego.  He is a retina surgeon and sees patients with retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments.  Dr. Chao also leads a research program using zebrafish as a translational model for retinal vascular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). He is also involved in clinical research doing biomarker discovery for diabetic retinopathy as well as novel imaging techniques in the retina. His long-term goal is to identify new therapeutic targets for diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration and translate these into therapies.

First published on: August 01, 2017

Last modified on: November 29, 2022