Grace W. Kao

Associate Clinical Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine

M.D., National Taiwan University, Taipei,Taiwan. ROC, 1980

M.P.H., University of Illinois, Chicago, 1984, Epidemiology Maternal Fetal Medicine

Phone: (714)525-4002
Fax: (714)456-8805; (714) 525-4002

University of California, Irvine
Bldg. 22C, Rm. 225, UCI Medical Center
101 City Drive South
Mail Code: 4280
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Ocular Myasthenia Gravis; Neuromyelitis optica; Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus; Intracranial Hypertension; Visual Snow. Blepharospasm; Nystagmus.
Academic Distinctions
Fellow in North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Scociety (NANOS)
Member of Neuro-otology Section AAN (NONOS)
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Neuromuscular Medicine
Research Abstract
Elevated Intracranil Pressure without papilledema and presence of spontaneous venous pulsation
1. Yau CW, Kao GW, Chou JL, et al: Treatment of fungal keratitis. Trans Ophthalmology Society. Republic of China 20:178-184, 1982 (in Chinese)

2. Pang MP, Peyman GA, Nikolet J. Kao GW, et al: Intravitreal Triflourothimindine and retinal toxicity. Retina;6:260-263, 1986

3. Pang MP, Peyman GA, Kao GW: Early anterior segment complications after silicone oil injection.
Can J. Ophthalmalogy 21:271-175, 1986

4. Kao GW, Peyman GA: Penetrating diathermy for retinal microincarceration in the management of giant retinal tears with inverted flaps. Retina 6:135-145,1986.

5. Peyman GA, Kao GW: The use of cross-linked hyaluronic acid in the anterior segment. International Ophthalmology10:133-141, 1987

6. Kao GW, Peyman GA, Fiscella R, et al: Retinal toxicity of Ganciclovir in the virectomy infusion solution. Retina 7:80-83,1987

7. Peyman GA, Kao GW, DeCorral LR: Randomized clinical trial of intraocualr silicone oil versus gas in the management of complicated retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage. International Ophthalmology 10:221-234,1987

8. Carney MD, Kao GW, Peyman GA, et al: The intraocular penetration and retinal toxicity of Teicoplanin. Ophthalmic Surgery19:119-123, 1988

9. Higginbotham E, Kao GW, Peyman GA, et al: Internal Sclerotomy with the Neodymium: YAG contact laser versus thermal sclerotomy in rabbits. Ophthalmology 95: 385-390, 1988

10. Kao GW, Pang MP, Peyman GA, et al : Prostaglandin E2 and protein release following Nd:YAG laser application to the anterior capsule of rabbit lens. Ophthalmic Surgery 19:339-343, 1988

12. Kao GW, Morrow MJ : The relationship of anticipatory smooth eye movement to smooth pursuit initiation. Vision Research 34,(22): 3027-3036, 1994

13. Morrow MJ, Kao GW, Arnold AC: Bilateral Ocular Neuromyotonia:
Oculographic Correlations. Neurology 46:264-266,1996.

14. Da RR, Kao GW, Guo WZ, Olek M, ven dan Noort S, Qin YF: Polyclonal B-Cell Expansion in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Pseudotumor Cerebri.. Journal of Clinical Immunology 24, 6: 674-682, 2004

May 18,1996: Ocular Movement Abnormality Associated with Cerebellar Ataxia
Orange County Ataxia Association Supportive Group, Huntington’s Memorial Hospital, Huntington Beach, California

April 30, May 7, May 21, 1997: Clinical Update 1997: Neuro-ophthalmology
Co-Director of the course; Case presentation: 1. Delayed onset post-radiation multiple oculomotor nerve palsies 2. Progressive ophthalmoparesis, Paraneoplastic syndrome Beckman Laser Institute, Irvine, University of California Irvine

April 11, 1998: Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s Disease. Taiwanese American Parkinson Association, El Monte, CA

February 1999: Optic Neuritis of Tuberculosis versus Visual Toxicity of Anti-tuberculosis agents; TB Conference. Department of Medicine, UCI Medical Center

November 26, 2000: Central Ocular Movement Disorders and Localization in correlation with Central Ocular Movement Pathway.
Neurological Grand Round, Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

October 4, 2003: Neuro-Ophthalmology case presentation: Sarcoidosis and Isolated Intracranial Hypertension. Southern California Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Irvine CA

November 5, 2003: Supranuclear Ocular Pathway and Clinical Application
Neurological Surgery Grand Round, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California Irvine

November 6, 2005: Ocular and visual disturbances in cerebellar ataxia. The 4th annual meeting,
California Ataxia Supportive Group. Riverside , CA

May 17, 2008: Visual Disturbance and Migraine. The 4th Congress of Asian Neuro-Ophthalmology Society , Taipei Taiwan, R.O.C.

Dec. 2011: Dizziness and Vertigo, Central vs Peripheral origin by Eye movements; Dept of Ear Nose and Throat, Univ. of California,Irvine.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Neurology, Active Member
Fellow, North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, Active Member
Orange County Neurological Society
Other Experience
Vitreoretinal Research Assistant
University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary 1985—1987

Fellowship, Electrodiagnostic Medicine EMG
University of California, Irvine 1991—1992

Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology
UCLA-Olive View Medical Center, Department of Neurology 1992—1994

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