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Meredith M. Whiteside, OD, FAAO

Meredith Whiteside.

Health Sciences Professor

School of Optometry



Chief of Primary Care
Mentor for Primary Care/Community Health Residency
Chair of Berkeley Optometry Safety Committee


UC Berkeley Optometry 1997
Residency in Primary Care, 1998


Optometry 435. Advanced Procedures in Ocular Disease Diagnosis

Optometry 200B. Clinical Examination of the Visual System

Optometry 200BL. Clinical Examination of the Visual System

Optometry 430B. Optometry Clinic

Optometry 430C. Optometry Clinic


Selected Publications

Whiteside M, Shorter E, Migneco M, et al. Navigating Institutional Review Boards for a Multi-center Clinical Trial: The RAPID Study Group Experience. Poster presented at 2017 American Academy of Optometry meeting.

Whiteside M, Margolis M, Shorter E, et al. Reducing Adenoviral Patient Infected Days (RAPID) Study: Success in Masking Subjects and Clinicians From Identifying Treatment with Ophthalmic Povidone-Iodine 5%. Poster presented at 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2018, Vol. 59(9):3788.

Shorter E, Whiteside M, et al., Safety and tolerability of a one-time, in-office administration of 5% povidone-iodine in the treatment of adenoviral conjunctivitis: The Reducing Adenoviral Patient Infected Days (RAPID) study. Ocul Surf. 2019 Aug 8. pii: S1542-0124(19)30142-9.

Whiteside MM, Kini TA, Lee AG. Managing Vision Impairment. In: Walter LC, Chang A, Chen P, Harper G, Rivera J, Conant R, Lo D, Yukawa M. eds. Current Diagnosis & Treatment Geriatrics, 3e. McGraw-Hill;