Eye procedures, whether cosmetic, medical or reconstructive, should only be performed by someone with proven expertise and experience as an eye surgeon and ophthalmologist. For a patient, the most important decision would be to choose the right ophthalmologist who has the necessary training and experience to perform various eye related surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Dr. Jennifer Hui is a board certified ophthalmologist and also a trained expert in various eye related cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Hui provides personalized care and attention to every patient, and constantly strives to meet or exceed their unique aesthetic and medical needs and aspirations. She provides treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, and surrounding locations.
Choosing an Accredited Ophthalmologist
When a patient sets out to select an ophthalmologist, one of the first and most important questions they should ask is whether the doctor has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABOto). An ABto certification is a clear reassurance that the ophthalmologist is thoroughly trained and having proven capabilities in various eye care procedures and eyelid surgery.
Before a surgeon can earn the prestigious certification from the ABOto, they are required to clear psychometrically validated exams, fulfill rigorous training requirements laid down by the ABOto, and participate in a Maintenance of Certification program. The process of certification remains ongoing throughout the surgeon’s career.
The stringent maintenance standards ensure that the surgeon remains constantly updated with the latest eye care techniques and technologies, adopts the best standards in patient care, and follows the latest safety protocols. Dr. Hui is also a qualified oculoplastic surgeon receiving patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, and nearby areas.
While complications are rare when an eye surgery is performed by an expert surgeon, it is important to choose an eye surgeon with hospital privileges. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong during or after the procedure, the patient will have the assurance that they will receive emergency care at a local hospital.
Another advantage is that the hospitals will typically conduct detailed background checks and require the doctors to pass rigorous standards and inspections before they are granted privileges. Therefore, when the patient chooses a surgeon with these privileges, they will know that the surgeon commands trust and professional as well as ethical reputation in the field.
Surgical procedures are very personalized, requiring close engagement between the surgeon and the patient right from the initial consultation to recovery and beyond. To achieve the best satisfaction levels throughout the procedure and from the final results, it is important to choose a surgeon with whom the patient develops a comfort level and a personal rapport.
A committed eye surgeon will take time to listen to the patient’s concerns carefully and address all their doubts and questions in detail. When a concrete relationship and trust is built between the patient and the surgeon, patients feel encouraged to share their aesthetic and medical concerns freely. Surgeons are in a better position to deliver desired outcomes in such cases.