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Kathy Tran, OD, FAAO

Kathy Tran.

Associate Clinical Professor

School of Optometry

200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020



Chief, Cornea and Contact Lens Service
Chief, Refractive Surgery Center
Associate Clinical Professor
Mentor, Cornea and Contact Lens Residency


Optometry 441A-C Specialty Clinics
Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and management of patients in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and the Refractive Surgery Center.

Optometry 432
Introduction to Clinical Topics for the New Clinician
Guest Lecturer

Emphasis on ocular conditions and diseases that are commonly encountered during patient care. The goal is to improve observational skills for new clinicians by presenting clinical information in a Grand Rounds format and to increase efficiency for comprehensive eye examinations by outlining alternative strategies for examining patients and analyzing clinical data.

Optometry 246
Diagnosis and Treatment of Anterior Segment Ocular Disease
Guest Lecturer

Pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and clinical management of systemic and ocular disease through a combination of lectures and problem-based learning approaches. Emphasis on anterior segment disease processes including cellular injury and repair, inflammation, infection, degeneration, and neoplasia.

Optometry 260A
Contact Lenses: Examination of the Contact Lens Patient
Guest Lecturer

The physiological basis for fitting contact lenses. Effects of a contact lens on the tears, lids, and cornea. Examination procedures and instrumentation used in monitoring the ocular response to contact lenses. Contact lens inspection, care, and handling.

Optometry 10
The Eye and Vision in a Changing Environment
Guest Lecturer

UC Berkeley undergraduate course covers introduction to the basis of common sight-reducing visual disorders with major public health implications for society – e.g., myopia, cataracts, diabetic and hypertensive eye disorders, developmental disorders, and environmentally induced disease and disorders. Major approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common disorders are addressed in terms of the biological and optical sciences underlying the treatment or prevention. Impact of eye care on society and health care delivery is reviewed.

Residency Program

Mentor, Cornea and Contact Lens Resident

Professional Activities

UC Berkeley School of Optometry Admissions Committee
UC Berkeley School of Optometry Faculty Hiring Committee
UC Berkeley School of Optometry Student Awards Committee
UC Berkeley School of Optometry Partners in Education, Faculty Advisor