Justin Yamanuha, MD

Assistant Professor,

Justin Yamanuha

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-4357

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0501

Assistant Professor

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology, Madison, Wisconsin


Uveitis, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida

Medical Retina, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Clinical Interests

  • Infectious and Non-Infectious Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation (Scleritis and Episcleritis, Iritis, Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior and Panuveitis)
  • Medical Retina Conditions (Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusions)
  • Office based treatment of ocular inflammatory and medical retina conditions (anti-infective injections, periocular and intraocular steroid injections, anti-VEGF injections, retinal laser treatments)


I believe in teaching and partnering with patients, their families, and their providers in order to deliver compassionate, ethical and informed care. I also desire to train Ophthalmology Residents, Fellows and other trainees to understand patients' conditions in the context of their lives and the modern medical environment. 

Awards & Recognition

Top Doctors-Rising Stars: Mpls St. Paul Magazine, March 2021

Fellow of the Year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 2019



Peer Reviewed Publications:

Navarane A, Mundae R, Zhou Y, Santilli C, van Kuijk FJGM, Nazari H, Yamanuha J, Emerson GG, Koozekanani D, Montezuma SR. Short term visual and structural outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment delay during the first COVID-19 wave: a pilot study. PLoS ONE 2021 Feb 17; 16 (2): e0247161. PMID: 33596257

Nagarajan E, Mundae R, Tran TM, Mammo DA, Murray J, Yamanuha J, Koozekanani D, Montezuma SR. Clinical Characteristics of a Case Series of Ocular Syphilis with Three Cases Requiring Multiple Vitrectomies After Late Diagnosis. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases.

Liaboe C, Lee MS, Yamanuha J. Simultaneous Presentation of Uveitic Disc Edema and Papilledema in an Adult. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine. 2020 Jul 8. PMID: 32724689

Published Poems:

Yamanuha J. Both Banks. Minnesota Medicine Mar-Apr 2021;104 (2): 12

Yamanuha J. Dear Patients: ASRS Members Share Their COVID-19 Stories. Retina Times Winter 2020 Issue 87; 38(5): 17

Yamanuha J. Numbers tallied. Priorities modified. Impacts immeasurable: 6 Words Speak Volumes about the COVID-19 Experience. Retina Times Winter 2020 Issue 87; 38(5): 18

Yamanuha J. How can we? Minnesota Medicine. May-June 2020,103(3):6

Online Publications:

7/10/2020 Brandner D, Montezuma SR, Yamanuha J. Slit Lamp Examination. American Academy of Ophthalmology Eye Wiki. https://eyewiki.org/Slit_Lamp_Examination

12/13/2018 Yamanuha J, Sun S, Montezuma SR. Ophthalmoscopy for Medical Students and Primary Care Physicians. American Academy of Ophthalmology Eye Wiki. http://eyewiki.org/Ophthalmoscopy_for_Medical_Students_and_Primary_Care_Physicians



  • Ophthalmology


University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology