Cornea & External Diseases
Dr. Christopher Chow joined Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan in November 2019 as the next step in a more than 20 year career as a respected cornea specialist here in southeast Michigan. Dr. Chow specializes in treating ocular surface diseases (dry eyes, blepharitis, allergy), keratoconus, corneal infections, pterygium and other external eye growths and tumors, and corneal transplantation.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Chow received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During medical school, he spent a year at the National Institutes of Health doing research as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar. After completing his ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School, he served a fellowship in Corneal and External Disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami.
Dr. Chow is a recognized speaker and author, both nationally and internationally. Several of his research and review articles on cornea and ocular diseases have been published in ophthalmic journals and textbooks. Dr. Chow is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. He has been involved in a number of national research studies that have sought new ways to diagnose and treat corneal and external diseases.
Dr. Chow believes in direct and forthright communication with his patients and in tailoring the care of each patient according to their individual conditions and circumstances.