Dr. Sonia Yeung

Dr. Sonia Yeung

Ophthalmologist
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Sonia Yeung Bio

Dr. Sonia Yeung , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver is an associate professor and head of the Cornea and External Disease program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as the medical director for the Eye Bank of BC. Dr. Sonia Yeung , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver completed her medical degree, doctorate and ophthalmology residency at UBC. After a fellowship in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery at the University of Toronto, she returned to UBC for a clinician-scientist position in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. She is the current chair for the Technical Subcommittee on Ocular Tissues for the Canadian Standards Association, and co-chair for the Cataract for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Her research focus involves outcomes of cataract surgery in the setting of corneal disease and post-corneal transplantation, as well as the biology and manage Dr. Sonia Yeung , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver ment of ocular surface disease. 

Dr. Yeung has received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold Medal Award and Claes Dohlman Fellow Award from the Cornea Society (Harvard University) for excellence in research, and has published over 95 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2022, Dr. Yeung was the recipient for the UBC Distinguished Achievement Award for overall excellence in research, service and teaching. She is involved in teaching at the medical school, ophthalmology residency and cornea fellowship programs at UBC and has been the recipient of both the Faculty Research Award and Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Yeung regularly presents and moderates at national and international meetings. Her basic science laboratory is housed at the Eye Care Centre in Vancouver General Hospital, where she is also involved in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Sonia N. Yeung, MD PHD, Assistant Professor and Division Head  Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Canadian Medical Association

Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Keratoconus Symptoms and Treatment, Treatment Options for Glaucoma Retina,  Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Sonia Yeung , Ophthalmologist, Vancouver



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Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, Dry Eye,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Intravitreal Injections

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( Dr. Sonia Yeung, Local Ophthalmologist Vancouver, BC ), may talk about some of the conditions and some of the treatment options shown on the videos. Always talk with your Local Ophthalmologist about the information you learnt from the videos in regards to treatments for What is Glaucoma? and procedures the Local Ophthalmologist could  perform and if they would be appropriate for you. Remember good information is the corner stone to understanding your condition or disease.

local ophthalmologist is different from a local optometrist in that an optometrist doesn’t perform surgery. If you have a condition known as ocular hypertension, which is a result of high ocular pressure, your risk of developing glaucoma increases.Your optometrist or ophthalmologist may want to lower your IOP as a preventative measure.

Please contact ( Dr. Sonia Yeung, Local Ophthalmologist Vancouver, BC ) to enquire if this health care provider is accepting new patients.Patients are often concerned that an injection of material into their eye will be a painful or scary procedure. In fact, after the first or second injection, patients become quite at ease with the idea that they will have these injections, Following an intravitreal injection, you may feel pressure or grittiness in the eye, slight bleeding on the white of the eye and floaters in your vision. These are temporary and normal. As glaucoma progresses, it damages more and more of your optic nerve fibers, leading to vision loss. With primary open-angle glaucoma, the fluid can’t effectively flow back out of your eye. Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the iris of the eye closes off the drainage angle completely, causing an increase in IOP pressure and damage to the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure within the eyeball, causing damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of sight.  If glaucoma is detected early preventative measures can be taken to save vision loss.

Cataracts can affect both eyes or just one, and some patients experience mild symptoms, while others can barely see any shapes or movements. Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, haloes, sensitivity to bright lights, decreased night vision, frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions, and faded colours.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that primarily affect the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. In most cases of glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve is associated with increased pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). However, glaucoma can also occur without elevated IOP, known as normal-tension glaucoma.

When the pressure inside the eye becomes elevated, it can cause compression and damage to the retinal fibers that make up the optic nerve. These fibers are responsible for transmitting visual signals to the brain, allowing us to see.

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    Dr. Sonia Yeung, Ophthalmologist helped me successfully with a bad dry eye condition. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good Ophthalmologist in Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: October 09, 2023
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    Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Sonia Yeung, Ophthalmologist, Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: January 09, 2023
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    Information on recovery times and effects on getting prescription glasses
    Submitted: November 05, 2020
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    Thorough an explained my condition well. Surgery was as expected with excellent results. Recommend highly.
    Submitted: January 14, 2019

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