Briana Gapsis, M.D.


Dr. Briana C. Gapsis is a Hawaii ophthalmologist (trained eye surgeon) who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery. She was a George Washington Honor Scholar at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a dual degree in biology and English. Dr. Gapsis earned her medical degree at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, where she served as a pioneering member of the charter class.

She then completed her internship in general and trauma surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. Following this, Dr. Gapsis pursued residency in ophthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. She was then selected as the Alice and Lance Wyatt Glaucoma Fellow, undergoing rigorous fellowhip training in glaucoma at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

She provides care for a wide array of eye conditions, including cataracts, refractive error, primary and secondary open angle glaucoma, primary and secondary angle closure glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, pterygium, dry eye, and eye trauma, among others.

“Our vision is so important to every aspect of our daily lives," says Dr. Gapsis. “I am honored to help the people of Maui protect and improve their eye health, and I look forward to offering exceptional eye care right here at EyeSight Hawaii – Maui."

Education & Post-Doctoral Training

  • Medical University of South Carolina Storm Eye Institute – Glaucoma Fellowship
  • Nassau University Medical Center – Residency
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center – Internship
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine – M.D.
  • Washington and Lee University – B.S., B.A.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Personal Interests

Dr. Gapsis enjoys creating artwork, writing poetry/short stories, hiking, swimming, snorkeling and zoology.


  • Bilateral traumatic carotid cavernous fistulae with spontaneous resolution of ophthalmologic symptoms By: Gapsis BC, Ranjit RU, Malavade S, Carey A, Murdagh R, Drucker MD, Pavan PR. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (2013)
  • Expansion of CTG18.1 Trinucleotide Repeat in TCF4 is a Potent Driver of Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy. By: Vasanth S, Eghrari AO, Gapsis BC, Wang J, Haller NF, Stark WJ, Kastanis N, Riazuddin SA, Gottsch JD. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2015)
  • Ocular manifestations of TASER induced trauma to the globe. By: Gapsis BC, Hoang A, Nazari K, Morcos M. Trauma Case Reports (2017)
  • Identification of a novel TCF4 isoform in human corneal endothelium. By: Eghrari AO, Vasanth S, Gapsis BC, Bison H, Jurkunas U, Riazuddin SA, Gottsch JD. Cornea (2018)
  • Iris melanoma presenting as childhood glaucoma. By: Gapsis BC, Warren N, Nutaitis MJ, Bonaparte LA, Cooper SL, Ashenafi M, Grossnicklaus H, Magrath GN. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports (2018)