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Christopher Teng, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Vice Chair, Surgical Services, Ophthalmology; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

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Christopher Teng, MD, MBA

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Dr. Chris Teng is a board certified glaucoma and cataract specialist. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale School of Medicine and is the Vice Chair for Surgical Services and Director of the Glaucoma Service and Glaucoma Fellowship.

Dr. Teng received his undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago and Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at New York University Medical Center and fellowship in Glaucoma at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He received his MBA from Yale School of Management.

Dr. Teng provides care for medical and surgical glaucoma, as well as for cataracts and complex anterior segment situations. He performs glaucoma laser treatment, small incision cataract surgery, complex cataract surgery, secondary lens implantation, anterior segment reconstruction, iris repair, micro invasive glaucoma surgery (iStent, Trabectome, endocyclophotocoagulation, Gonioscopy Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy, viscocanalostomy, Xen implant, etc.), cyclophotocoagulation, and traditional glaucoma surgery including Trabeculectomy and Glaucoma Drainage Implants.

Dr. Teng has been an invited speaker at institutions around the world, including at Prism Eye Rounds in 2020 and Taipei Veterans General Hospital in 2023. His research efforts are conducted with the Yale Glaucoma Research Group, and he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. He has lectured and presented his research at national and international meetings, including Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Korea, India, Nepal, China and the United Arab Emirates. His research and clinical interests include the optic nerve complex, parapapillary atrophy, glaucoma surgery, micro invasive glaucoma surgery, complex anterior segment and cataract surgery, optimizing resident education and training, improving patient education and access to care and increasing diversity and inclusivity in ophthalmology.

Dr. Teng is dedicated to patient care, resident and fellow education, and is an active participant in International Ophthalmology, having traveled to Nepal (Gorkha, Mustang, Pokhara, Dhalkebar) and India (Haridwar) for humanitarian trips with Operation Restore Sight. He is the recipient of an American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and two Secretariat Awards, for contributions to the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program and the Surgical Scope Fund.

He has received an American Glaucoma Society Clinician Scientist Research Award, was awarded Lecturer of the Year at New York University, received the John S. Hermann, M.D. Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching from The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Bruce Shields Award for Excellence in Teaching at Yale. Dr. Teng has been named one of the New York Super Doctors Rising Stars in Ophthalmology, and was named to The Ophthalmologist’s Top 40 Under 40 Power List. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and is the President-Elect. He is past president of the Chinese American Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Teng is an Associate Editor of Shields' Textbook of Glaucoma (7th edition), the premier succinct text on the medical and surgical management of glaucoma. He compiled the Chinese English Ophthalmology Dictionary, which has common Ophthalmology terms in Mandarin, Pinyin and English. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program and for his project made an educational video describing Ophthalmology, "What is Ophthalmology?". He also maintains an active YouTube cataract and glaucoma education page (glaucomavids), with over 100 videos, 1,900 subscribers and 700,000 views.

What is Ophthalmology? Find out by viewing this educational video:


Prism Eye Rounds, December 2020:

Chinese English Ophthalmology Dictionary

Short films from Dr. Teng's Humanitarian trips can be viewed at:


邓医生本科毕业于芝加哥大学, 随后获得纽约州立大学下州医学院医学博士学位。他在纽约大学医学院完成眼科住院医生培训, 并在纽约眼耳医院完成青光眼专科培训。

他在前沿的眼科期刊和杂志上发表大量专业论文, 并在美国和国际(中国, 巴西, 墨西哥, 罗马尼亚, 韩国, 印度, 尼泊尔和阿拉伯联合酋长国)学术会议上交流研究成果。他研究和临床兴趣专注在视神经, 视神经旁视盘萎缩, 青光眼常规手术, 青光眼微创手术和复杂眼前节和白内障手术等方面。

邓医生致力于眼科病人诊疗, 住院医生和青光眼专科医生培训。同时, 他积极参加国际合作项目, 先后远赴尼泊尔和印度, 授课和做手术。他曾获得美国青光眼协会临床科学家研究奖, 纽约大学年度学术讲座奖和纽约眼耳医院杰出教学, 约翰赫尔曼医师纪念奖。邓医生被评为眼科纽约超级医生新星之一。 2015年, 他还入选全球40位40岁以下最具影响力的眼科医生。

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale School of Management
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • BA
    The University of Chicago
  • Internship
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency
    New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

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