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Michele C. Lim, M.D. View profile as PDF

Michele C. Lim

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Lim believes that patients and their physicians should work together as a team to achieve their treatment goals. The more information a patient has regarding his or her disease, the more involved that patient will be in their own medical care. I encourage patients to ask questions about their glaucoma eye care in order to stay informed.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lim's clinical interests focus primarily on the specialty care of glaucoma patients. Through innovative research on the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, she is able to offer the latest techniques to protect your vision from this serious disease. As a member of the Electronic Medical Record task force, Dr. Lim is working to bring the latest in information technology to streamline the care of ophthalmology patients.

Dr. Lim's area of glaucoma research includes optic nerve imaging (ocular coherence tomography, OCT), patient compliance with glaucoma eye drop medications, and the influence of personality type on glaucoma. Dr. Lim is active in national and international glaucoma clinical trials and she is the recipient of several research grant awards.


Associate Professor
Vice Chair and Medical Director




Ophthalmology and Vision Science




UC Davis Medical Group, Roseville

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Ophthalmology Clinic-Eye Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-6602
Phone: 916-734-0171

UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville (Douglas Boulevard)
2261 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-783-7109

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1995
B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1989


Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California, 1995-1996


Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, 1996-1999


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, 1999-2000

Board Certifications:

American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
To see if Michele C. Lim is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).