3-D Printing for Orbital Reconstruction After Trauma or Tumors

Massachusetts Eye and Ear physician and surgeon, Dr. Michael Yoon, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmic Oncology | Fellowship Programs Leader for the Department of Ophthalmology discusses his study on 3-D Printing for Orbital Reconstruction After Trauma or Tumors that was presented at the 2022 American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting.

Dr. Michael Yoon is a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, as well as the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery. He treats patients with orbit, eyelid, and tear drainage system dysfunctions. He specializes in orbital tumors and inflammations, traumatic lacerations and fractures, and reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Yoon graduated magna cum laude from an accelerated medical degree program at Albany Medical College and Union College. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Tufts-New England Medical Center and received the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program Achievement Award. He went on to complete fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Orbital Surgery, and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.

Actively involved in medical student and resident education, Dr. Yoon also serves as a preceptor for the ophthalmic plastic surgery fellowships. He has received accolades for his excellence in teaching, including the Best Teaching by a Clinical Fellow Award from the Cordes Eye Society.

While Dr. Yoon’s clinical practice and teaching constitute the majority of his work at Mass. Eye and Ear, he is also a productive clinical researcher. He is especially interested in studying ways to improve the diagnosis and treatment of orbital diseases, including that involve growths in the eye socket. He also investigates thyroid-related eye disease, which can cause changes in the eye socket that may lead to impaired vision, including double vision or vision loss.

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