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John D. Ng M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Ng is an orbital trauma specialist and is chief of the Division of Oculofacial Plastics, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in ophthalmic plastic, orbital, lacrimal and reconstructive surgery for adult and pediatric patients. His research interests include orbital and facial trauma, facial nerve palsy rehabilitation, techniques for orbit reconstruction, orbital implants in socket expansion, ocular surface protection in burn patients, and resorbable implants for reconstruction and cosmetic brow surgery.

Dr. Ng is the oculofacial plastic specialist for the Facial Nerve Center which is a multi specialty clinic that provides comprehensive management of patients with facial nerve palsy and secondary synkinesis.

In his spare time, Dr. Ng enjoys hiking, biking and snow shoeing.

Check out Dr. Ng's video on Eyecare for Facial Paralysis on the Facial Paralysis Foundation's web site: https://facialparalysisfound.wistia.com/medias/9jsjb0bwjy.

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Areas of interest

  • Surgical management of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal disorders, treatment of orbital and periocular tumors and eyelid and orbital reconstruction.

Education

  • B.S., University of Rochester, Rochester New York 1983
  • M.S., Georgetown, Washington District of Columbia 1984
  • M.D., George Washington University, Washington District of Columbia 1988
  • Residency:

    • Letterman-Madigan Army Hospital, Tacoma, 1994
  • Fellowship:

    • Midwest Eye Institute, Indiana University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons

Publications

  • "Gene expression profiling and heterogeneity of nonspecific orbital inflammation affecting the lacrimal gland." JAMA Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 135, No. 11, 01.11.2017, p. 1156-1162.
  • "Clinical Presentation and Anatomical Location of Orbital Plasmacytomas." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  In: , 02.06.2017.
  • "Orbital pseudotumor can be a localized form of granulomatosis with polyangiitis as revealed by gene expression profiling." Experimental and Molecular Pathology In: , Vol. 99, No. 2, 01.10.2015, p. 271-278.
  • "Fibrosis, gene expression and orbital inflammatory disease." British Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 99, No. 10, 01.10.2015, p. 1424-1429.
  • "Review of AlloDerm Acellular Human Dermis Regenerative Tissue Matrix in Multiple Types of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 31, No. 5, 21.09.2015, p. 348-351.
  • "The role of the immune response in the pathogenesis of thyroid eye disease : A reassessment." PLoS One In: , Vol. 10, No. 9, e0137654, 15.09.2015.
  • "Changes in Intraocular Pressure During Orbital Floor Fracture Repair." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 31, No. 4, 20.07.2015, p. 303-305.
  • "Parallel gene expression changes in sarcoidosis involving the lacrimal gland, orbital tissue, or blood." JAMA Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 133, No. 7, 01.07.2015, p. 770-777.
  • "Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the orbit : A case report." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 31, No. 1, 2015, p. e22-e23.
  • "Lgg4 immunostaining and its implications in orbital inflammatory disease." PLoS One In: , Vol. 9, No. 10, e10984, 10.10.2014.
  • "Proptosis caused by rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartomata occurring in the orbit." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , 07.08.2014.
  • "Blepharophimosis syndrome with absent tear production." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , 25.04.2014.
  • "Elevated white blood cell count may predict risk of orbital implant exposure." Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 49, No. 1, 2014, p. 45-49.
  • "Chronic epiphora secondary to ocular meibomianitis." International Eye Science In: , Vol. 14, No. 3, 2014, p. 386-389.
  • "Ptosis repair." Facial Plastic Surgery  In: , Vol. 29, No. 1, 2013, p. 22-25.
  • "Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the orbit in adults : A case series." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 27, No. 3, 05.2011, p. 173-179.
  • "The porous polyethylene/bioglass spherical orbital implant : A retrospective study of 170 cases." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 21-27.
  • "Inferolateral migration of hydrogel orbital implants in microphthalmia." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 14-17.
  • "Frontal sinus osteoma presenting with orbital emphysema." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 25, No. 2, 03.2009, p. 155-157.
  • "Comparison of injection pain of articaine and lidocaine in eyelid surgery." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 13-15.
  • "Successful use of mitomycin C to prevent recurrence of the cystic component of an optic nerve sheath meningioma." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 24, No. 3, 05.2008, p. 235-236.
  • "Late-onset proptosis with Baerveldt glaucoma implants." British Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 92, No. 4, 01.04.2008, p. 580-582.
  • "Transvenous embolization of a dural carotid-cavernous sinus fistula via the inferior ophthalmic vein." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 23, No. 6, 11.2007, p. 480-482.
  • "Infraorbital nerve surgical decompression for chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  In: , Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 49-51.
  • "Cavernous sinus/orbital apex syndrome associated with indwelling orbital catheter use." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 22, No. 5, 09.2006, p. 389-391.
  • "Oculoplastic approach to treating Barber-Say syndrome." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 22, No. 3, 05.2006, p. 232-234.
  • "Epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the infraorbital nerve." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 22, No. 2, 03.2006, p. 150-151.
  • "A novel approach to re-pegging hydroxyapatite implants using bioactive glass." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery In: , Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 45-47.
  • "Flattening of the posterior sclera : Hypotony or elevated intracranial pressure? [1] (multiple letters)." American Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 138, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 511-512.
  • "Hypotonus maculopathy : Magnetic resonance appearance." American Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 137, No. 3, 03.2004, p. 563-566.

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