Christine C. Nelson, M.D., FACS

Christine C. Nelson, M.D., FACS

Eye Plastic, Orbital & Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Bartley R. Frueh, M.D. and Frueh Family Collegiate Professor in Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Section

Specialty Interests

Evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult patients with tumors or cancer, disorders of the eyelid such as ptosis, trauma, tumors, malposition, blepharospasm, botulinum toxin treatment, cosmetic problems; orbital disease such as tumors, fractures, and thyroid disease; lacrimal disorders; intubations with silicone tubing, dacryocystorhinostomy, placement of pyrex Jones tubes

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Medical School

University of Cincinnati, 1979


Duke University Eye Center, 1983


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    University of Miami, 1984
  • Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    University of California-San Francisco, 1985

Research Focus

Histological studies of the muscles of the eyelids; genetics of anophthalmia and microphthalmia; oncology of the lid and orbit

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