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Christopher Teng, MD

Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Disease
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Biography

Christopher Teng, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract specialist. He is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine and vice chair for clinical affairs and director of the Glaucoma Service and Glaucoma Fellowship. 

Dr. Teng received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and medical degree 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 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.), micropulse cyclophotocoagulation, and traditional glaucoma surgery, including trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implants.

Dr. Teng has been an invited speaker at institutions around the world, and was honored to present at Prism Eye Rounds in December 2020. 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 (GorkhaMustangPokhara) and India (Haridwar) for humanitarian trips. He is the recipient of an American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and a Secretariat Award. 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 School of Medicine. 

He has been named one of the New York Super Doctors Rising Stars in Ophthalmology, and in 2015, he 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.

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, Ophthalmology? He also maintains an active YouTube cataract and glaucoma education page (glaucomavids), with over 75 videos, 1,400 subscribers and 600,000 views. 

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Ophthalmology
  • Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health
  • Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2004)
  • BA
    The University of Chicago (1998)
  • Internship
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency
    New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Languages Spoken

  • 官話 / 官话 (Chinese-Mandarin)
  • English
  • Español (Spanish)

Additional Information

Biography

Christopher Teng, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract specialist. He is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine and vice chair for clinical affairs and director of the Glaucoma Service and Glaucoma Fellowship. 

Dr. Teng received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and medical degree 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 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.), micropulse cyclophotocoagulation, and traditional glaucoma surgery, including trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implants.

Dr. Teng has been an invited speaker at institutions around the world, and was honored to present at Prism Eye Rounds in December 2020. 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 (GorkhaMustangPokhara) and India (Haridwar) for humanitarian trips. He is the recipient of an American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and a Secretariat Award. 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 School of Medicine. 

He has been named one of the New York Super Doctors Rising Stars in Ophthalmology, and in 2015, he 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.

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, Ophthalmology? He also maintains an active YouTube cataract and glaucoma education page (glaucomavids), with over 75 videos, 1,400 subscribers and 600,000 views. 

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Ophthalmology
  • Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health
  • Director, Glaucoma Section and Glaucoma Fellowship

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2004)
  • BA
    The University of Chicago (1998)
  • Internship
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency
    New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Languages Spoken

  • 官話 / 官话 (Chinese-Mandarin)
  • English
  • Español (Spanish)

Additional Information

Yale Ophthalmology
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste Suite 3D
New Haven, CT 06510