Dr. Yiu is a vitreoretinal specialist and clinician-scientist involved in translational research to study the pathogenesis and develop therapies for age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. His focus include advanced ocular imaging technologies, genome editing, gene therapy, and drug delivery through nanotherapeutics.
His research spans different animal models from mice to non-human primates to human patients, and he is actively involved in recruitment for major clinical trials for new treatments. He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and has given lectures nationally and internationally. He is a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals, and is a course lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is the editor of the textbook volume Vitreoretinal Disorders in the Current Practices in Ophthalmology series from Springer.
Dr. Yiu has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship Award, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award, the Retina Society Fellowship Research Award, and the Macula Society Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award. In 2016, he was named one of 21 "Emerging Vision Scientists" by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research for his cutting-edge research.