Dr. Paul Chous Bio

Dr. Paul Chous has a practice specializing in diabetes eye care and education in Tacoma, WA. He developed type 1 diabetes at the age of 5, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy that required extensive laser treatment at the age of 21. He was fortunate to receive early diagnosis and effective treatment from his eye doctors (both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist) and maintains excellent vision to this day. Paul has authored more than 100 papers and a book on diabetes-related eye disease, and lectures frequently about diabetes to other eye doctors in the U.S. and internationally.

He currently serves on the Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry & Dentistry (PPOD) Work Group of the National Diabetes Education Program, as Vice President of the Ocular Nutrition Society, as a consultant to multiple diabetes and eye care companies, and was Principal Investigator of the Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS), a randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the effects of diabetes on visual function in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Chous received his undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.) from Brown University, UC Irvine and UC Berkeley, his Master's Degree from UC Berkeley, and his Doctorate of Optometry from UC Berkeley, all with highest honors.

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Last Modified Date: June 23, 2015

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