Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Dr. Chu has been recognized for his cataract services.
Y. Ralph Chu, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist offering individuals in St. Paul and Minneapolis cataract surgery. He has more than 15 years of experiencing treating Twin Cities cataract surgery and LASIK patients. Minnesota Monthly voted him one of the "Best Doctors for Women" in 2013. Dr. Chu was also named the "Best LASIK Doctor" in the Sun-Current's Readers' Choice Awards. When Dr. Chu was 11 years old, he watched a television program about a man who saw his newborn child for the first time after undergoing vision correction treatment for blindness. At that moment, Dr. Chu knew that he would be an eye surgeon, so he could help others experience the gift of sight. As a highly-esteemed authority in ophthalmology, Dr. Chu is invited to lecture at national and international ophthalmic conferences, and has performed cataract surgery for an audience comprised of thousands of surgeons at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Hong Kong.
Dr. Chu performs leading-edge "micro-incision, no-stitch" laser cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs). He starts the procedure by creating a self-sealing incision in the eye, through which he extracts the cataract-diseased lens. To facilitate removal of the cataractous lens, Dr. Chu performs a step called "phacoemulsification," which involves using ultrasound energy to fragment the lens before flushing or suctioning out the pieces. He replaces the cataractous lens with an IOL to restore clear vision after surgery. Chu Vision Institute offers a wide range of premium IOL options, including: Crystalens accommodating IOLs, which move with the eye muscles to provide clear sight at various distances; AcrySof ReStor and Tecnis multifocal lenses, which also allow patients to see well at multiple distances; and astigmatism-correcting AcrySof toric IOLs.
Cataract surgery is generally considered a painless procedure, thanks to topical anesthetic eye drops that are administered before the start of surgery. Patients who undergo cataract surgery under the care of Dr. Chu are able to achieve improved vision at several distances and, in certain cases, greatly reduce their reliance on daily eyewear.
In addition to cataract surgery, Chu Vision Institute offers LASIK and PRK vision correction treatments, phakic lens implants, treatment for glaucoma and dry eye and corneal transplantation.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Chu and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Chu Vision Institute by calling (800) 716-5254.
"I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you again for the success of my eye surgery. I am able to see things I have never seen before even with my contacts and/or bifocals! It is truly a miracle – you have been blessed – and I thank you for sharing your skills with so many people." Diane N.
"Everyone at the Chu Vision is wonderful. I felt at home with their friendliness and concern for my comfort. All instructions were complete for my cataract surgery and easy to follow. Every time I have returned to Chu Vision for follow up visits I feel welcome and I know the entire staff cares about my outcome. Thank you for all that you have done for me." Wally B.
"Dear Dr. Chu, thank you so much for the new eyes. I tell everyone I meet about them and you. Thanks to your wonderful staff at Chu Vision. They were the greatest! Be Seeing You!" Roger C.
Y. Ralph Chu, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Northwestern University Medical School, where he was selected to join the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He fulfilled a medical internship at Evanston Hospital before completing his residency in ophthalmology at world-renowned Duke University Eye Center. He then completed advanced fellowship training in cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, cataract and lens implant surgery and glaucoma at Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis. Dr. Chu has been chosen to participate in over 50 clinical trials for the FDA, evaluating intraocular lens and phakic lens implants, ocular therapies and laser vision correction technologies. He has also created a number of progressive surgical tools for cataract surgery that are used by ophthalmologists around the world. Dr. Chu belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, along with more than 20 other professional organizations. He is also the president of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.
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