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Millicent M. Chung, MD

  • Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary Appointment
  • Associate Professor - Department of Center for Visual Science (RC)
  • Board Certified Specialty | American Board of Ophthalmology
  • MD | Medicine | Yale University School of Medicine

Research Overview

Dr. Chung's research interests include inherited retinal diseases and genetic factors contributing to age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Chung has an adjunct faculty appointment as a member of the University of Rochester Center for Visual Sciences and participates in teaching a graduate-level course in the Department of Optics. In collaboration with CVS, she is developing new adaptive optics technology for retinal imaging to study early cellular changes in macular diseases.

She was awarded a research grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to study patients with macular diseases using adaptive optics imaging technology and multifocal electroretinography, a clinical test of the retinal photoreceptors.

National Clinical Trials include VEGF trap treatment for age related macular degeneration and Age related eye disease study 2. Retina research trials also include Adaptive Optics Imaging of Inherited Macular Diseases.

View Dr. Chung's publications