Ophthalmology Experts

Weiye Li

Drexel University College of Medicine
United States of America


Dr. Li conducts basic and clinical research on diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He has published over 50 scientific articles in the field of ophthalmology and has received various awards and honors for his research. In addition to being a professor of ophthalmology, Dr. Li serves as the director of both Ophthalmic Research and Retina Services at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interest

Diabetic retinopathy, Age-related macular degeneration


  • Li W, Yanoff M, Jian B, He Z. Altered mRNA levels of antioxidant enzymes in pre-apoptotic pericytes from human diabetic retinas. Cellular and molecular biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France). 1999 Feb;45(1):59-66.

  • Li W, Liu X, He Z, Yanoff M, Jian B, Ye X. Expression of apoptosis regulatory genes by retinal pericytes after rapid glucose reduction. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 1998 Aug 1;39(9):1535-43.

  • Li W, Yanoff M, Liu X, Ye X. Retinal capillary pericyte apoptosis in early human diabetic retinopathy. Chinese medical journal. 1997 Sep;110(9):659-63.

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