Dr. Matilda Chan is an ophthalmologist who specializes in caring for adults with infectious and inflammatory diseases of the ocular surface and eyelids. She treats patients with dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (eyelid inflammation that can affect tear production), meibomian gland dysfunction (a blockage that can cause dry eyes), Sjӧgren's syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that causes dry eyes), and corneal ulcers.
In her research, Chan is exploring the underlying causes of corneal opacification (scarring or clouding of the cornea that affects vision) and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (a disease in which corneal swelling and clouding causes a gradual decline in vision). She is working to develop new ways to treat corneal blindness.
Chan earned her medical degree and doctoral degree in biochemistry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute, and a fellowship in cornea and external disease at UCSF.
Chan belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Society for Eye Research and Women In Ophthalmology.
Keck School of Medicine, 2002
Keck School of Medicine, PhD, Biochemistry, 2002
University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute, Ophthalmology , 2006
UCSF, Cornea and External Disease , 2007