Kunyong Xu, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgeon

About Dr. Xu

Dr. Xu is a Board certified Ophthalmologist both in the United States and in Canada. He specializes in the management of medical and surgical retinal diseases.  He completed a master’s degree (MHsc) in Epidemiology  (University of Toronto), Doctor of Medicine (MD) (McMaster University), and ophthalmology residency (Queen’s University) in Canada.  He completed a medical and surgical retina fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, in New York City and trained with world-renowned retina specialists.  Dr. Xu has published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. His research interest includes age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, infectious endophthalmitis, and surgical techniques. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and American Medical Association.

Abridged Curriculum Vitae

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, 2017-2019
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, New York, United States

Ophthalmology Residency, 2012-2017
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Doctor of Medicine, 2009-2012
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

SOUTHEAST RETINA CENTER, Augusta, Georgia, United States 2021-Current

DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, Arizona, United States 2019- 2021 – Attending Physician

Attending Physician 

Attending Physician 

Ophthalmology Board Certification
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (2017) Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology (2019)

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC): Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I and Part II (2012, 2015)

Licensed in New York State (license number: 287677), Washington State (license number: 60726404), Iowa State (license number: 44118), and Arizona State (license number: 58778)

2020 – Harold E. Cross Department of Ophthalmology Teaching Award, United States

2019 – Women in Ophthalmology 2019 Summer Symposium Top 10 Best Posters, United States

2018 – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation/Retina Research Foundation/ Joseph
M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant, United States

2018 – The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Communicator Ribbon, United States

2018 – Outstanding Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Canada

2016 – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Resident Excellence Award, UnitedStates

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COVID-19 Update

December 28, 2020

We have resumed seeing non-emergent/non-urgent  patients. We will continue taking extraordinary precautions to protect both patients and our staff.  Please know that we are taking extra precautions to clean our exam rooms between patients to insure the health of our patients and staff.

All patients should bring and wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times upon entering our office and office building. 

We are asking patients to text 706-650-0061 when they arrive for their appointment.  Patients will wait in their vehicles until they are ready to be seen.  This will provide a safer environment for all our patients. We also ask that patients do not have anyone accompany them into the office.  This will assist us in maintaining a limited number of people in the office at any time. 

In order to protect our patients and staff, we do ask that ANY person that has traveled outside the country in the last 2 weeks, or is sick, or feels that they might be ill with cold symptoms, cough, lung congestion or fever to contact their primary care physician.  If you feel that you might have been exposed to someone who is ill, but you are not experiencing any symptoms, it is best to reschedule if possible. If you have an urgent/emergent problem such as a significant, recent  worsening of your vision, please call our office  so that we can make special arrangements for your care.

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