Lilangi Ediriwickrema

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Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Medicine

M.D., Yale School of Medicine
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Phone: For appointments please call: (949) 824-2020, Academic Office (949) 824-6256
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University of California, Irvine
850 Health Sciences Road
Mail Code: 4375
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery, orbital disease, neuro-ophthalmology, biomarkers, neuroprotection, neuroimaging
Academic Distinctions
Board Certified, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
National Heed Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Foundation for Fighting Blindness Scholar
Farr Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
Cancer Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health
Fogarty International Research Training Award, Oxford University
Roy & Diana Vagelos Scholar in the Molecular Life Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Long CP, Ediriwickrema LS, Liu CY. Severe Progressive Bilateral Vision Loss with Headaches. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print].

Yarmohammadi A, Baxter S, Ediriwickrema LS, Williams E, et al. Characterization of facial trauma associated with standing e-scooter injuries. Ophthalmology. 2020 Feb 14.

Toomey CB, Protopsaltis NJ, Phou S, Bakhoum MF, et al. Prevalence of mismatch repair gene mutations in Uveal Melanoma. Retina. 2020 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Men CJ, Ediriwickrema LS, Paik JS, Murdock J, et al. Surgical intervention of periocular capillary hemangiomas in the era of beta-blockers. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Nov 27.

Ediriwickrema LS, Liu CY, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Development of Poliosis following Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment for Cutaneous Melanoma. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Sep/Oct;35(5):e121-e122.

Prendes MA, Geng J, Ediriwickrema LS, Areephanthu C, et al. Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of Prolapsed Orbital Fat Resection During Involutional Entropion Repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Sep 25.

Ediriwickrema LS, Geng J, Nair AA, Prendes M, et al. Single suture Mueller muscle conjunctival resection (ssMMCR): a modified technique for ptosis repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Mar 21. doi: 10.1097.

Ediriwickrema LS, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Thyroid-Related Orbitopathy, Restrictive Strabismus, Dermopathy, and Acropachy. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2018 Dec 1;136(12):e183217.

Chen TH, Yang PY, Kikkawa DO, Ediriwickrema LS, et al. A modified technique for bedside amniotic membrane application to the eyelid margins for Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2018 10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.08.020.

Moysidis SN, Koulisis N, Rodger DC, Chao JR, et al. TASER Injuries to the Eye and Ocular Adnexa: The Management of Complex Trauma. Ophthalmology Retina. 2018 10.1016/j.oret.2018.10.005.

Ediriwickrema LS, Korn BS, Kikkawa, DO. Orbital Decompression for Thyroid-Related Orbitopathy during the Quiescent Phase. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 Jul/Aug;34(4S Suppl 1):S90-S97.

Ediriwickrema LS, Miller NR. Tumors of the Optic Nerve and Its Sheath. International Ophthalmology Clinics Journal. 2018 Spring;58(2):237-260.

Stroh IG, Ediriwickrema LS, Miller NR. Gorham-Stout Disease Presenting as Acute Unilateral Proptosis. J Neuroophthalmology. 2018 Mar; 38(1):70-74.

Liu, TY, Ediriwickrema LS, Vizcaino Villalobos MA, Wenick A, Miller NR. Optic nerve infiltration and vitreous seeding by an intracranial secondary glioblastoma. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr 1;135(4):400-401.

Ediriwickrema LS, Chhadva P, Rodger DC, Ameri H, Rao NA. Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Treatment of Juvenile Retinitis Pigmentosa Associated Cystoid Macular Edema and Uveitis. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 2018 Summer; 12(3):242-246.

Ediriwickrema LS, Burstine M, Saber MS, Rao N. Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Orbit: Spectrum of Histologic Features. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2017 Apr; 5:7-10.

Samimi DB, Ediriwickrema LS, Bielory BP, Miller D, Lee W, Johnson TE. Microbiology and Biofilm Trends of Silicone Lacrimal Implants: Comparing Infected Versus Routinely Removed Stents. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Nov 19.

Zhu DZ, Berry J, Ediriwickrema LS, Wong K, Lee TC, Murphree AL, et al. "Long-Term Outcomes of Group B Eyes in Patients with Retinoblastoma Treated with Short-Course Chemoreduction: Experience from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California.Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 2015 Nov 5.

Ediriwickrema LS, Francis, JH, Arslan-Carlon, V, Dalecki PH, et al. Intravenous injection of indocyanine green (ICG) results in an artificial, transient desaturation by pulse oximetry. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 2015 Summer;9(3):252-5.

Ediriwickrema LS, Zaheer W. (2011). Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Presenting with a Sacral Mass and Lupus Anticoagulant. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 84:433-8.

Polgar O, Ediriwickrema LS, Robey RW, Sharma A, et al. (2009). Arginine 383 is a crucial residue in ABCG2 biogenesis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Biomembranes. 1788:1434-1443.

Polgar O, Deeken JF, Ediriwickrema LS, Tamaki A, et al. (2009). The 315–316 deletion determines the BXP-21 antibody epitope but has no effect on the function of wild type ABCG2 or the Q141K variant. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 322:63-71.


Ediriwickrema LS, Liu, CY, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. Endoscopic Ophthalmic Surgery. Springer Nature: New York City, New York, 2019 (pending).

Ediriwickrema LS, Gold DR. Acquired Nystagmus, an Update. In Yanoff, Myron (Ed). Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry, Volume 2017, Second Edition. Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017 Aug 1;2:339-354.

Ediriwickrema LS. (2011). 23: A FASPE Re-Emergence. The Journal for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. 1:3.
Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute Neuro-ophthalmology Research Grant Award.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Foundation for Fighting Blindness Fellowship.
National Cancer Institute Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health.
Professional Societies
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
North American Neuro-ophthalmological Society (NANOS)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Other Experience
Fellowship - Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
University of California, San Diego - Shiley Eye Institute (Preceptor: Dr. Don Kikkawa)

Fellowship - Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Disease
Johns Hopkins University - Wilmer Eye Institute (Preceptor: Dr. Neil Miller)

Residency - Ophthalmology (Chief Resident)
University of Southern California - Los Angeles County Medical Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Graduate Programs

Plastic Surgery


Research Centers
Center for Translational Vision Research
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