Gloria Bitt-Wai Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
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    Title(s)Service Chief, PROSE Service

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    UC Berkeley School of Optometry2004Early Admittance Scholarship
    UC Berkeley School of Optometry2005Optometry Performance Grant
    UC Berkeley School of Optometry2006Optometry Leadership and Service Grant
    American Optometric Student Association2006Vistakon Travel Grant
    Michael G. Harris Family2007Award for Excellence in Optometric Education
    UC Berkeley School of Optometry2007Student Leadership and Service Award
    Alcon2008Excellence Award
    Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc.2008Eschenbach Low Vision Award
    GP Lens Institute2008Gas Permeable Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award
    The Drs. Stephen R. Chun and Doris Sze Chun Professional Student Support Fund2008Professional Student Endowed Scholarship
    Walmart2008Optical Scholarship
    American Optometric Association2009Contact Lens and Cornea Section Resident Research Award
    Dr. George W. Mertz2009Contact Lens Residency Award

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    Gloria B. Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. She remained at the University of California, Berkeley, where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2008. Following completion of her residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Southern California College of Optometry, Dr. Chiu pursued further fellowship training in Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) treatment at the Boston Foundation for Sight. Dr. Chiu developed and supervises the USC PROSE service and is actively conducting research in the areas of irregular corneas and ocular surface disease.

    Investigation of the outcomes and efficacy of PROSE and scleral lens treatment at the USC Roski Eye Institute in Los Angeles is done by conducting retrospective and prospective evaluation of data from patients who received the treatment. This information will be helpful to physicians and clinicians who are in search of additional forms of treatment for intractable ocular surface and corneal abnormalities. Dr. Chiu is also actively conducting microbiology studies to evaluate saline solutions commonly used with scleral lens wear and potential risks for microbial infections.

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    1. Xu M, Randleman JB, Chiu GB. Long-Term Descemetocele Management With Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) Treatment. Eye Contact Lens. 2020 Mar; 46(2):e7-e10. PMID: 30985491.
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    2. Seo W, Chiu GB, She RC. Bacteriostatic Effect of Multidose Preservative-free Buffered Saline Used in Scleral Lens Wear. Optom Vis Sci. 2020 Mar; 97(3):162-168. PMID: 32168238.
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    3. Shahnazi KC, Isozaki VL, Chiu GB. Effect of Scleral Lens Wear on Central Corneal Thickness and Intraocular Pressure in Patients With Ocular Surface Disease. Eye Contact Lens. 2019 Oct 24. PMID: 31652178.
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    4. Lee OL, Tepelus TC, Huang J, Irvine AG, Irvine C, Chiu GB, Sadda SR. Evaluation of the corneal epithelium in non-Sjögren's and Sjögren's dry eyes: an in vivo confocal microscopy study using HRT III RCM. BMC Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec 04; 18(1):309. PMID: 30514255.
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    5. Isozaki VL, Chiu GB. Transient corneal epithelial bullae associated with large diameter scleral lens wear: A case series. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2018 10; 41(5):463-468. PMID: 29807770.
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    6. Tepelus TC, Chiu GB, Maram J, Huang J, Chopra V, Sadda SR, Lee OL. Corneal features in ocular graft-versus-host disease by in vivo confocal microscopy. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec; 255(12):2389-2397. PMID: 28875340.
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    7. Chahal JS, Heur M, Chiu GB. Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Scleral Lens Therapy for Exposure Keratopathy. Eye Contact Lens. 2017 Jul; 43(4):240-244. PMID: 27171131.
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    8. Tepelus TC, Chiu GB, Huang J, Huang P, Sadda SR, Irvine J, Lee OL. Correlation between corneal innervation and inflammation evaluated with confocal microscopy and symptomatology in patients with dry eye syndromes: a preliminary study. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep; 255(9):1771-1778. PMID: 28528377.
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    9. Chiu GB, Theophanous C, Irvine JA. PROSE Treatment in Atypical Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Optom Vis Sci. 2016 11; 93(11):1444-1448. PMID: 27741087.
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    10. DeLoss KS, Le HG, Gire A, Chiu GB, Jacobs DS, Carrasquillo KG. PROSE Treatment for Ocular Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease as a Clinical Network Expands. Eye Contact Lens. 2016 Jul; 42(4):262-6. PMID: 26448446.
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    11. Nguyen AH, Dastiridou AI, Chiu GB, Francis BA, Lee OL, Chopra V. Glaucoma surgical considerations for PROSE lens use in patients with ocular surface disease. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2016 Aug; 39(4):257-61. PMID: 26876498.
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    12. Theophanous C, Irvine JA, Parker P, Chiu GB. Use of Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Scleral Lenses in Patients with Ocular Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Dec; 21(12):2180-2184. PMID: 26234721.
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    13. Samimi DB, Chiu GB, Burnstine MA. PROSE scleral lens: a novel aid for staged eyelid reconstruction. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e119-21. PMID: 24317103.
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    14. Chiu GB, Bach D, Theophanous C, Heur M. Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) scleral lens for Salzmann's nodular degeneration. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 28(3):203-6. PMID: 25278798.
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    15. Heur M, Bach D, Theophanous C, Chiu GB. Prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem scleral lens therapy for patients with ocular symptoms of chronic Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 158(1):49-54. PMID: 24699156.
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    16. Lee JC, Chiu GB, Bach D, Bababeygy SR, Irvine J, Heur M. Functional and visual improvement with prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem scleral lenses for irregular corneas. Cornea. 2013 Dec; 32(12):1540-3. PMID: 24145631.
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