Keck School Faculty

Gloria Bitt-Wai Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Gloria Bitt-Wai Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology;Service Chief, PROSE Service
Ophthalmology
HC4 4900, 1450 San Pablo St Off Campus Los Angeles
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.

American Optometric Association: Contact Lens and Cornea Section Resident Research Award, 2009

: George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award, 2009

Dr. George W. Mertz: Contact Lens Residency Award, 2009

Walmart: Optical Scholarship, 2008

Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc.: Eschenbach Low Vision Award, 2008

: Eschenbach Low Vision Award, 2008

: Gas Permeable Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award, 2008

The Drs. Stephen R. Chun and Doris Sze Chun Professional Student Support Fund: Professional Student Endowed Scholarship, 2008

Alcon: Excellence Award, 2008

: Stephen & Doris Chun Professional Student Endowed Scholarship, 2008

: Walmart Optical Scholarship, 2008

GP Lens Institute: Gas Permeable Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award, 2008

: Alcon Excellence Award, 2008

: Michael Harris Student Clinical Excellence Award, 2007

UC Berkeley School of Optometry: Student Leadership and Service Award, 2007

Michael G. Harris Family: Award for Excellence in Optometric Education, 2007

American Optometric Student Association: Vistakon Travel Grant, 2006

UC Berkeley School of Optometry: Optometry Leadership and Service Grant, 2006

UC Berkeley School of Optometry: Optometry Performance Grant, 2005

UC Berkeley School of Optometry: Early Admittance Scholarship, 2004

Effect of Scleral Lens Wear on Central Corneal Thickness and Intraocular Pressure in Patients With Ocular Surface Disease Eye Contact Lens. 2019 Oct 24. . View in PubMed

Long-Term Descemetocele Management With Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) Treatment Eye Contact Lens. 2019 Apr 09. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Transient corneal epithelial bullae associated with large diameter scleral lens wear: A case series Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2018 10; 41(5):463-468. . View in PubMed

Corneal features in ocular graft-versus-host disease by in vivo confocal microscopy Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec; 255(12):2389-2397. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Scleral Lens Therapy for Exposure Keratopathy Eye Contact Lens. 2017 Jul; 43(4):240-244. . View in PubMed

Glaucoma surgical considerations for PROSE lens use in patients with ocular surface disease Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2016 Aug; 39(4):257-61. . View in PubMed

PROSE Treatment for Ocular Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease as a Clinical Network Expands Eye Contact Lens. 2016 Jul; 42(4):262-6. . View in PubMed

PROSE Treatment in Atypical Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease Optom Vis Sci. 2016 11; 93(11):1444-1448. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

PROSE scleral lens: a novel aid for staged eyelid reconstruction Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e119-21. . View in PubMed

Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) scleral lens for Salzmann's nodular degeneration Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 28(3):203-6. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Functional and visual improvement with prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem scleral lenses for irregular corneas Cornea. 2013 Dec; 32(12):1540-3. . View in PubMed

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