Ralph Lim Jr., DO, Ophthalmology, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System


Ophthalmology Phoenix, AZ

Cataract Related, Refractive Surgery


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  • I am a board certified ophthalmologist that specializes in comprehensive ophthatlmology, diagnosing and treating a wide range of ocular diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, ptosis, strabismus and diabetic retinopathy. I have been in practice for thirteen years after finishing my residency at Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. I attained a US Air Force scholarship for medical school and completed duty as both a flight surgeon and as the director of ophthalmology services for five years at Wright Patterson air base, Ohio. I served over seas as a member of the head and neck trauma team and as the ophthalmology consultant in Iraq. After my active duty time I enhanced my cataract and refractive surgery skills in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before moving to Marietta, Ohio, I was fortunate to help establish a new eye department for St. George's hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand. A wonderful experience.
    I love to teach and have held professorships at multiple medical schools. I am currently a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Ohio University. In addition, I currently serve my country in the Ohio Air National Guard.

Education & Training

  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Ophthalmology, 2001 - 2004
  • Mount Carmel Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Kansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesClass of 1997
  • University of California, IrvineB.A., Psychology, 1987 - 1991
  • University of California, IrvineB.S., Biology, 1987 - 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State License 2020 - 2021
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State License 2011 - 2012
  • OR State Medical License
    OR State License 2011 - Present
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State License 2009 - 2015
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State License 2001 - 2022
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State License 1998 - 2021
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology Ohio University, 2016
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery USUHS, 2004
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery Wright State University, 2004

Publications & Presentations


  • Contact Lenses to Induce Myopic Regression Following Refractive Surgery 
    Anaheim, CA - 1/1/2003
  • Fluorescein Soft-Shell Technique for staining the anterior capsule in cataract surgery 
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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