Y. Ralph Chu, MD

Y. Ralph Chu, MD is Founder and medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center. Dr. Chu is recognized as an international leader in cataract and refractive surgery. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist whose practice focuses on cataract, refractive and corneal surgery.

Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed an internship at Evanston Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Chu then completed a one-year fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, cataract and lens implant surgery and glaucoma in Minneapolis.

He has participated in over 50 clinical evaluations or FDA clinical trials dealing with cataract and intraocular lens implantations, phakic lens implantations, laser vision correction technologies, and ocular therapeutic treatments.

 Dr. Chu is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, along with 21 other professional memberships.

He has been honored by selection to the editorial boards of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Review of Ophthalmology, EyeWorld and Refractive Eye Care.

Dr. Chu has lectured and taught physicians on nearly every continent including Asia, Australia, and Europe, and is a much sought-after speaker, both nationally and internationally, regarding cataract and refractive surgery.


Chu Vision Institute


9117 Lyndale Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55420 USA

Telephone – 952-835-1235

Email – YRChu@ChuVision.com

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