Meet Dr. Jennifer Hui

Dr. Jennifer Hui was born and raised in Orange County, California. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles for her undergraduate studies as a Regents Scholar. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key National Honor Societies. She then completed her medical education at the University of California, San Francisco, which is ranked in the top 5 medical schools nationally.

She stayed locally and completed her internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, widely regarded as one of the most competitive transitional internships in the country. She then had the privilege of completing both her Ophthalmology residency and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Orbital Oncology fellowship at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

Bascom Palmer is consistently ranked the #1 eye hospital and residency training program in the country in U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Hui is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for 3 years as a member of the Oculoplastics department.

In 2012 she returned to her native Southern California to be closer to her family and open her practice. She is a member of numerous societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association, and the Riverside County Medical Association.

In 2016 she was inducted as a fellow to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This is a highly specialized group of surgeons whose expertise focuses on the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal systems.

Membership is approved after completion of a rigorous fellowship as well as a thesis, written board examination and oral board examination. She has also been voted one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists from 2012-2017 as well as a Palm Springs Life Top Doctor since 2017.

She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University Eye Institute. She enjoys teaching the residents and the complexity of challenging cases in an academic setting. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Riverside.

In her spare time, she spends time with her husband and their two young sons. They are enjoying life in the Coachella Valley and look forward to many happy years here.


An oculoplastic surgeon specializes in surgery of the eyelids and orbit (tissues around the eye) and the lacrimal system (tear duct system). After medical school, a one year internship and three year residency in Ophthalmology (eye surgery) are completed. An additional two year fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery gives your surgeon the intricate knowledge of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal anatomy that is required for an optimal outcome. Dr. Hui is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (a very select group of approximately 1,000 Oculoplastic surgeons in the United States).
Dr. Hui will meet with you personally to discuss your goals. After a review of your history and an examination, she will recommend the optimal plan for you. Dr. Hui personally performs all surgeries and cosmetic procedures (filler and Botox). We have a small close knit office, and the staff and I are in constant communication to take the best care of you possible.
Surgery may be performed in the office with local anesthesia or at an outpatient surgery center with intravenous sedation. Dr. Hui will help you determine the ideal location for your procedure after your first meeting.
In most cases, after a week of light activity (no strenuous exercise OR heavy lifting), you are able to return to your usual activities. Dr. Hui will review the recommendations for your particular procedure after she reviews your history and the treatment plan.

In most cases, patients do not take any post-operative pain medication, or Tylenol. If needed, additional pain medication may be prescribed.

Dr. Hui will examine your surgical sites and assess your healing. Any specific concerns will be addressed and post-operative care tailored to your particular needs. In most cases, dissolving sutures are used. However, if non dissolving sutures are used, she will remove those 1-2 weeks after surgery.

In some cases, insurance MAY cover some of your surgical procedures IF deemed medically necessary. Dr. Hui will evaluate your history particular case and discuss if insurance coverage may be possible.

Learn More About Dr. Hui

Dr. Jennifer Hui is an Oculoplastic surgeon and is here to help patients look and feel their best.

Meet the Team

The team at The Eyelid Institute is here to make your experience an amazing one. Our goal is to make you feel welcome and at ease while visiting for your eyelid surgery. We will see to it that you have an incredible experience from day one and we cannot wait to meet you.



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