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Julius Oatts


Pediatric ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist

Dr. Julius Oatts is an ophthalmologist who cares for children with all types of eye conditions, including glaucoma and disorders of the anterior segment, which includes the iris and lens.

Oatts' research focuses on pediatric glaucoma. He has previously conducted studies on an eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Other past studies involved using multiple methods to assess patients with conditions of the cornea.

After earning his medical degree and a master of health science at Yale School of Medicine, Oatts completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital.

Oatts belongs to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society, an association of UCSF alumni.

After growing up in Colorado, attending college in Atlanta and pursuing his medical training on the East Coast, Oatts moved to San Francisco, his favorite city in the states.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Efficacy of Repeated Low-level Red-light Therapy in Myopia Control

    Axial Length (AL) is characterized as the combination of anterior chamber depth, lens thickness and vitreous chamber depth and measured by results from the IOLMaster. AL will be taken at the 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up visi...


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    Efficacy of the MydCombi on Pupillary Dilation in Pediatric and Adult Patients

    Cycloplegia is the paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye resulting in dilatation of the pupil and paralysis of accommodation. Cycloplegia is defined as the "change score." Change scores were calculated by subtracting the sphe...


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