Michele Lim, M.D.

Michele C. Lim, M.D.




Ophthalmology and Vision Science


  • Associate Professor
  • Vice Chair and Medical Director
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).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville (Douglas Boulevard)

2261 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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.



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center
UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1995

B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1989


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