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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jennifer Y. Li, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplants

Corneal Transplantation and lamellar Keratoplasty, corneal wound healing, new technques in corneal transplantation


Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology




Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery and Uveitis


Laser Vision Correction Services - Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Ophthalmology Clinic
77 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-6650

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

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2005
B.S., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001


Georgetown University/NOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, 2006


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2009


UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 2010

Board Certifications:

American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Eye Bank Association of America

Select Honors and Awards:

UC Davis Clinical Fellow Professionalism Award, 2010

Everett Goar Research Award - 2nd place, 2008

AMO Resident Writer's Award - 2nd place, 2008

Select Recent Publications:

Greiner MA, Li JY, Mannis MJ. Longer-term vision outcomes and complications with the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis at the University of California, Davis. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug;118(8):1543-50. Epub 2011 Mar 12.

Li JY, Greiner MA, Brandt JD, Lim MC, Mannis MJ. Long-term complications associated with glaucoma drainage devices and Boston keratoprosthesis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Aug;152(2):209-18. Epub 2011 Jun 2.

Li JY, Hamill MB. Catastrophic Globe Disruption as a Result of a TASER Injury. J Emerg Med. 2011 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Li JY, Wilhelmus KR. Corneal regrafting after endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2011 May;30(5):556-60.

Li J, Coats DK, Fung D, Smith EO, Paysse E. The detection of simulated retinoblastoma by using red-reflex testing. Pediatrics. 2010 Jul;126(1):e202-7. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

To see if Jennifer Y. Li is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).