Bibiana J. Reiser, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

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Bibiana J. Reiser, MD, MS, graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2001 and completed her residency at UCI Medical Center. She is a pediatric anterior segment surgeon with dual fellowship training in both adult cornea and refractive surgery and pediatric cornea and glaucoma surgery. She is one of the few surgeons worldwide who performs both high volume pediatric corneal transplantation and pediatric laser vision correction. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) is also one of the few ophthalmology centers in the world with a dedicated excimer laser in the operating room in which surgery may be performed under general anesthesia. This allows laser treatment in children who would otherwise not be able to tolerate the procedure.

Dr. Reiser has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in major academic journals, teaches residents at the University of Southern California, and is a recipient of the Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant for her commitment to higher education. Her expertise in innovation and education in advanced surgical techniques of glaucoma and corneal disease in children has received recognition and grant support. She translates her skills to teaching residents cataract surgery. Dr. Reiser has had several peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Reiser investigates the rejection mechanisms in pediatric corneal transplant surgery, determining physiologic cupping in the pediatric population (normal appearance of the optic nerve), and determining the safety and efficacy of pediatric refractive surgery.


  • A Multicenter Analysis of Nucleic Acid Quantification Using Aqueous Humor Liquid Biopsy in Retinoblastoma: Implications for Clinical Testing Ophthalmol Sci. 2023 Sep; 3(3):100289. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of digital slit-lamp videos for paediatric anterior segment telemedicine consultations J Telemed Telecare. 2023 Jul; 29(6):467-473. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnostic Aqueous Humor Proteome Predicts Metastatic Potential in Uveal Melanoma Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Apr 06; 24(7). . View in PubMed
  • Single vesicle analysis of aqueous humor in pediatric ocular diseases reveals eye specific CD63-dominant subpopulations J Extracell Biol. 2022 Apr; 1(4). . View in PubMed
  • Malignant teratoid intraocular ciliary body medulloepithelioma in a 5-year-old male with corresponding somatic copy number alteration profile of aqueous humor cell-free DNA Ophthalmic Genet. 2022 12; 43(6):855-861. . View in PubMed
  • Genomic cfDNA Analysis of Aqueous Humor in Retinoblastoma Predicts Eye Salvage: The Surrogate Tumor Biopsy for Retinoblastoma Mol Cancer Res. 2018 11; 16(11):1701-1712. . View in PubMed
  • Ophthalmic imaging in children: current practice patterns and perceived barriersJ AAPOS. 2018 06; 22(3):223-225. e3. . View in PubMed
  • A novel characterization of posterior keratoconus using anterior segment optical coherence tomography in an infant: a case report BMC Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov 04; 15:158. . View in PubMed
  • Keratoconus diagnosis with optical coherence tomography pachymetry mapping Ophthalmology. 2008 Dec; 115(12):2159-66. . View in PubMed
  • Non-AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma involving the tarsal conjunctiva and eyelid margin Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun; 125(6):838-40. . View in PubMed
  • Fluoroquinolone therapy in Mycobacterium chelonae keratitis after lamellar keratectomy J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Jul; 31(7):1396-402. . View in PubMed
  • Microglial stability and repopulation in the retina Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jul; 89(7):901-3. . View in PubMed
  • In vitro measurement of rabbit corneal epithelial thickness using ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography Vet Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar-Apr; 8(2):85-8. . View in PubMed
  • Optimal wavelength for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography Opt Express. 2003 Jun 16; 11(12):1411-7. . View in PubMed
  • Association of herpesviruses in the aqueous humor of patients with serpiginous choroiditis: a polymerase chain reaction-based study Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2002 Dec; 10(4):253-61. . View in PubMed