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Ryan C. Young, M.D.


Dr. Young was born in Iowa and raised in South Texas. He graduated Suma Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He went on to receive his medical degree from the prestigious Mayo Medical School in 2010 on a full academic merit scholarship. Dr. Young completed his ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, which has been ranked the #1 eye hospital in the country for the past consecutive 15 years, according to U.S News and World Report’s Best Hospitals. During his residency, Dr. Young was the recipient of the “Bascom Palmer Resident Surgical Skill Award”, an award given to the resident who demonstrated the most outstanding surgical skills. Following residency, Dr. Young continued his post-graduate medical training with a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. During his last year at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, he served as the prestigious role of Chief Resident and Director of Ocular Trauma, where he was extensively involved in teaching surgical skills to residents and fellows in ophthalmology.

Dr. Young specializes in the medical and surgical management of all diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula, as well as ocular trauma. His clinical expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of complex retinal diseases, including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusion, macular degeneration, macular holes and epiretinal membranes, among others. Dr. Young also has a special interest in pediatric retinal disease, including caring for premature infants with retinopathy of prematurity.

Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been an author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, such as JAMA-Ophthalmology, Retina, the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology. He has authored and edited several book chapters, including a section on pediatric retinal disease in the textbook Manual of Retinal Diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and American Medical Association.

In addition to his clinical work in Austin, Dr. Young has served extensively abroad. His most recent travel was to rural Ethiopia where he worked alongside local physicians providing medical and surgical care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Young has a passion for wildlife and all things outdoors. Particularly, he enjoys saltwater sport fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast and bird hunting.