Eyes are the most delicate external organ of human body. Therefore, any treatment involving the eyes or the area around the eyes must be performed with fabulous care and precision to achieve safe and successful outcomes. However, many patients are not well aware about the importance of receiving eye related procedures from a specialized surgeon.
As a result, a large number of eye surgeries as well as non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers are performed by doctors who may not be uniquely trained to evaluate and treat the eyelids, brows, and other areas of the face.
In many cases, even a plastic surgeon with training in procedures for the entire body may not be the best choice for an eye related surgery. Plastic and cosmetic surgeons who are experienced in treating the whole body may not necessarily have the required training and experience to address function and cosmetic conditions related to the eyes. In all such cases, where eye or facial treatment is involved, the safest and the most effective approach for a patient would be to receive treatment from a qualified and experienced Oculoplastic and Oculofacial surgeon.
Who is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?
An Oculoplastic surgeon is uniquely trained to provide surgical treatments for functional and cosmetic anomalies in and around the eyes. As a mandatory requirement, an Oculoplastic surgeon would have to complete three years of residency training in Ophtalmology. This must be followed by another two years of fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Oculoplastics).
This skill set becomes critically important to surgically treat the areas in and around the eyes in a safe and effective manner. Oculoplastic surgeons are in the best position to achieve optimal functional as well as cosmetic outcomes for the patients. An Oculoplastic surgeon will closely understand the complex anatomy of the eyelids and the subtleties of surgery in this area. These surgeons are specifically trained to have an exclusive and focused understanding of the eyelid anatomy in order to make accurate evaluations of the patient’s condition.
They are trained to establish the relationship of the eyelid anatomy with the ocular function and facial expression, and develop the most appropriate treatment plan to correct or improve the condition. Without an in-depth knowledge and training in Oculoplastics and Oculofacial surgery, it may be difficult to achieve optimal results in surgeries involving the eyes and surrounding area.
Is Dr. Hui an Oculoplastic Surgeon?
Dr. Jennifer Hui completed her medical education at the University of California, San Francisco, which ranks among the top five medical schools in the country. She completed her internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She followed it with an Ophthalmology residency and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Orbital Oncology fellowship at the leading Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. With this education from premier educational institutions in the country, Dr. Hui qualified as an Oculoplastics surgeon.
She received a board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. She consolidated her expertise as an Oculoplastics surgeon by serving as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for three years as a member of the Oculoplastics department. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association, and the Riverside County Medical Association.
Dr. Hui was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2012. She is currently also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University and is the sole physician in their Oculoplastics Department. She keeps herself updated with the latest advancements in the area of oculoplastics, and enjoys teaching the residents and constantly improves her knowledge by dealing with the complexity of challenging cases in an academic setting.