491 30th Street Suite 201 Oakland, CA 94609US

Appointments: (510) 836-2122



Cynthia S. Chiu, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Cynthia Chiu is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in  sutureless and small incision cataract surgery, femtosecond  laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium artificial lens technology  (including toric, multifocal, and accommodating lens implants), medical  glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and eye trauma. Her research focuses on  the outcomes and complications of cataract surgery. Dr. Chiu joins our  practice after a decade of service as full-time faculty at the University of California San Francisco, where she was  Professor and Director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry.  During her tenure, she also served as Assistant Residency Program Director and Medical Director of the Diabetic Retinal Telemedicine Project for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Dr. Chiu has been recognized nationally for her expertise in  medical and surgical education and has won multiple awards for resident  teaching.  She is also a committee member, course director, and surgical  instructor in numerous national ophthalmology organizations and  programs, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American  Board of Ophthalmology,  the American Society of Cataract and Refractive  Surgery, the Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course, and  the Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology. Cynthia S. Chiu, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Chiu is excited to join the East Bay Eye Specialists, a practice  that she feels is a regional center of excellence for eye care in the  Bay Area.  She is committed to quality patient care, communication and  coordination with referring physicians, and outstanding surgical  outcomes. 

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1992-1995      Bachelors of Science with Distinction and
                         Presidential Scholar, Stanford University

1996-2000     Medical Doctorate, Alpha Omega Alpha,
                         University of California San Francisco

2000-2001     Internship in Internal Medicine,
                         Stanford Medical School

2001-2004     Residency in Ophthalmology,
                         Harvard Medical School

2007-2008    Fellowship in Medical Education,
                         University of California San Francisco

Work Experience:

2004-2006      Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical
                       College/New York Presbyterian Hospital

2006-2016      Professor,
                       University of California San Francisco 

Notable Publications:

Chiu CS. 2013 Update on the management of posterior capsular rupture during cataract surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;25(1):26-34.    

Indaram M, Yarlagadda J, Babic K, Lin S, Chiu CS, Han Y. Effect of plateau iris configuration on effective lens position and intraocular lens power calculation: Report of 3 cases. JCRS Online Case Reports 2015; 3:59-62.    

Winn BJ, Lin SC, Hee MR, Chiu CS. Repair of descemet membrane detachments with the assistance of anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 May; 126(5):730-2. 

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East Bay Eye Specialists

491 30th Street Suite 201 Oakland, CA 94609 US

Ph: (510) 836-2122 Fax: (510) 836-3773


Open today

08:30 am – 05:00 pm


Public Transportation

The MacArthur BART station, on Telegraph Avenue,  is about 17 minutes walk north of our office.  A free medical  area  shuttle service, operated by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, offers a  complimentary ride from MacArthur BART station to 3100 Telegraph Ave  every 20 minutes.  Our office is just across the street from the shuttle  stop.  Please click here for shuttle information.