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

  • (503) 494-3010
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine
    • Ophthalmology School of Medicine

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:

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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.


  • 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


  • "Ptosis repair" Facial Plastic Surgery  2013
  • "Cavernous sinus/orbital apex syndrome associated with indwelling orbital catheter use" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery September 2006
  • "A novel approach to re-pegging hydroxyapatite implants using bioactive glass" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2006
  • "Oculoplastic approach to treating Barber-Say syndrome" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2006
  • "Transvenous embolization of a dural carotid-cavernous sinus fistula via the inferior ophthalmic vein" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery November 2007
  • "Comparison of three corneal trephines for use in therapeutic penetrating keratoplasties for large corneal perforations" Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina  1995
  • "Benefits of stereolithography in orbital reconstruction" Ophthalmology June 1 1999
  • "Infraorbital nerve surgical decompression for chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2007
  • "Inferolateral migration of hydrogel orbital implants in microphthalmia" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2010
  • "Parallel gene expression changes in sarcoidosis involving the lacrimal gland, orbital tissue, or blood" JAMA Ophthalmology July 1 2015
  • "Elevated white blood cell count may predict risk of orbital implant exposure" Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology  2014
  • "Blepharophimosis syndrome with absent tear production" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery April 25 2014
  • "Combined porous implant and thin dermis fat graft for complex socket reconstruction" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science February 15 1996
  • "The porous polyethylene/bioglass spherical orbital implant" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2011
  • "Successful use of mitomycin C to prevent recurrence of the cystic component of an optic nerve sheath meningioma" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2008
  • "Comparison of injection pain of articaine and lidocaine in eyelid surgery" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2009
  • "The endoscopic browlift for forehead rejuvenation" Seminars in Ophthalmology  1998
  • "Changes in Intraocular Pressure During Orbital Floor Fracture Repair" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery July 20 2015
  • "Orbital pseudotumor can be a localized form of granulomatosis with polyangiitis as revealed by gene expression profiling" Experimental and Molecular Pathology October 1 2015
  • "The role of the immune response in the pathogenesis of thyroid eye disease" PLoS One September 15 2015
  • "Effects of simulated high altitude on patients who have had radial keratotomy" Ophthalmology  1996
  • "Facial skin rejuvenation" Current Opinion in Ophthalmology October 2003
  • "Review of AlloDerm Acellular Human Dermis Regenerative Tissue Matrix in Multiple Types of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery September 21 2015
  • "Complications of Bioabsorbable Orbital Implants and Fixation Plates" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2004
  • "Frontal sinus osteoma presenting with orbital emphysema" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery March 2009
  • "Flattening of the posterior sclera" American Journal of Ophthalmology September 2004
  • "Fibrosis, gene expression and orbital inflammatory disease" British Journal of Ophthalmology October 1 2015
  • "Lgg4 immunostaining and its implications in orbital inflammatory disease" PLoS One October 10 2014
  • "Hypotonus maculopathy" American Journal of Ophthalmology March 2004
  • "Proptosis caused by rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartomata occurring in the orbit" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery August 7 2014

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