Yue (Maria) Liu

519 Minor Hall
(510) 642-1457
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AFFILIATIONS Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry and Vision Science
RESEARCH The emphasis of my research has been on the investigation of optical influences on emmetropization and the development of myopia. Using chicken as a model, I have identified a number of optical designs that significantly inhibit myopia progression, thus have potential translational value in controlling human myopia. Additionally, I have been designing and fitting contact lenses to young guinea pig cornea to evaluate the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of contact lenses as a method of inducing defocus for myopia research in mammalian models.

Selected Publications

Y Zhang, Y Liu, C Ho, CF Wildsoet. Effects of imposed defocus of opposite sign on temporal gene expression patterns of BMP4 and BMP7 in chick RPE. Experimental Eye Research (2013), Apr; 109:98–106. Paper.

Liu and C.F. Wildsoet. The effective add inherent in 2-zone negative lenses inhibits eye growth in young chicks. IOVS 2012, Jul;53(8):5085-93

Zhang, Y Liu, and C.F. Wildsoet. Bidirectional, Optical Sign-Dependent Regulation of BMP2 Gene Expression in Chick Retinal Pigment Epithelium. IOVS 2012, Sep; 53(10): 6072-80

Ostrin, Y Liu, V Choh, and C.F. Wildsoet. The role of iris in chick accommodation. IOVS 2011, Jun; 52(7) 4710-16

Liu and C.F. Wildsoet. The effect of 2-zone concentric bifocal spectacle lenses on refractive error development and eye growth in young chicks. IOVS 2011 Feb 22;52(2):1078-865.

Vedamurthy, WW Harrison, Y Liu, I Cox, and CM Schor. The influence of first near-spectacle reading correction on accommodation and its interaction with convergence. IOVS. 2009, Sep;50(9):4215-22