A new job as Clinical Instructor and ASOPRS Fellow in Oculoplastics

And so it begins . . . an exciting 2-year ride as a Clinical Instructor & ASOPRS Fellow in Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been only 3 weeks, given everything I have seen, learned, and done already!  It’s also so interesting to see how techniques vary significantly between Bascom Palmer and UCSD.

A few brief highlights so far:

*using a diamond burr drill to remove bone/bone marrow in a lateral wall orbital decompression

*decompressing the medial wall and floor in another orbital decompression

*learning how to do elegant trans-conj lower lid blepharoplasties

*doing my first endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

*performing a medial orbitotomy and globe-sparing exenteration for sinonasal-orbital mucormycosis (invasive fungal disease)

*implanting an orbital expander device with a scalp port in a microphthalmic child

*staffing surgical cases and a suturing workshop for UCSD Ophtho residents

*And most importantly, all the team lunches and dinners over sushi, dim sum, pho, boba, and all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ.   Miami made me forget how much I love Asian food!

Yes, I am on call 24/7 for oculoplastics . . . but am loving it here in San Diego and feel so blessed to do my training here at UCSD!


Photo: from the Shiley Eye Center welcome reception at La Jolla Shores

Shiley Welcome Reception

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