Dr. Jennifer Hui has received the honor of being inducted into the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Founded in 1969, ASOPRS is the premier national organization to advance education, research, and the quality of clinical practice in the fields of aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery specializing in the face, orbits, eyelids, and lacrimal system.
ASOPRS offers its membership to exceptionally qualified surgeons having training and experience in the highly specialized fields of eye, plastic, facial, and reconstructive surgery. The organization has a select body of about 700 national and international surgeons as its members. The group is highly specialized with accredited fellowship training.
Why Choose a Surgeon with ASOPRS Membership?
Ophthalmic plastic surgery is a plastic surgery limited to the structures surrounding the eye. As the surgery can impact a patient’s ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eye itself may need. When choosing such a surgeon for eyelid, lacrimal or orbital issues as well as for cosmetic facial surgery, it is safer to consider an ASOPRS member surgeon.
All ASOPRS members are Board certified Ophthalmologists by the American Board of Ophthalmology. All ASOPRS members then made the decision to further their training in oculofacial surgery (care of problems related to the eyelids, tear ducts, orbits, and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face).
All ASOPRS members have completed post residency fellowships in oculofacial surgery. Completion of one of these competitive fellowships alone is not sufficient to gain entrance to ASOPRS. Applicants for membership are required to submit a scientific thesis of original research in a topic related to oculofacial surgery. When this thesis has been accepted after vigorous review by the Society, applicants are required to pass both a written exam and an oral exam administered by the Society.
This rigorous selection process ensures that ASOPRS members have the training, experience, and medical judgment necessary to provide state of the art care for all eyelid, lacrimal, orbital, and facial plastic and cosmetic problems.