Clinical Associate Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director - Glaucoma Service
419 W. Redwood, 462
Education and Training
University of Virginia, BA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center, Ophthalmology Residency
Duke University Eye Center, Glaucoma Fellowship
Dr. Lily Im is the Director of the Glaucoma Service at the University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. She also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Baltimore Veterans Hospital from 2008-2014. She completed her undergraduate studies within three years and earned a BA degree with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. She attended University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with two academic scholarships and also completed her ophthalmology residency in Pittsburgh. Her glaucoma fellowship was completed at Duke University Eye Center, one of the highest volume glaucoma services in the nation.
Dr. Im has extensive experience in treating glaucoma patients, from initial diagnosis to the most complex and advanced patients. She performs all glaucoma surgeries and laser procedures, including the most cutting edge procedures known as MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery). She is also very commited to the Baltimore community and early detection of glaucoma by participating in monthly free glaucoma screenings with the Sight Savers program.
Glaucoma, MIGS, Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, Cataract
Im L, Allingham R, Fekrat S. A prospective study of early intraocular pressure changes after a single intravitreal triamcinolone injection. J Glaucoma 17(2):128-32, 2008
Kaleem J, West S, Im L, Swenor B. Referral to low vision service for glaucoma patients: Referral patterns and characteristics of those who refer. J Glaucoma 26(2): 115-120, 2016
Schehlein E, Im L, Robin A, Onukwugha E, Saeedi O. Nonmedical out-of-pocket patient and companion expenditures associated with glaucoma care. J Glaucoma 2017.
Awards and Affiliations
Surgical Mentor of the Year
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society
Women in Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States with more than 3 million people affected. But what is glaucoma? And how can you protect your sight from this insidious disease? In this video, learn about the importance of early detection and treatment from Dr. Lily Im, the Director of the Glaucoma Service at the University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.