Dr. Christine Nelson

Christine C. Nelson, MD, FACS

Bartley R. Frueh, M.D. and Frueh Family Collegiate Professor in Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Section
Co-director, Kellogg Eye Center for International Ophthalmology
Section Leader, Eye Plastic, Orbital and Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Academic Office: 734-763-5506

Areas of Interest

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

Clinical 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

Subspecialty: Oculoplastics

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Honors & Awards


  • Board Trustee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • Clinical Trial, Multicenter, safety and efficacy, open-label extension study evaluation teprotumumab (HZN-001) treatment in subjects with thyroid eye disease (OPTIC-X), Horizon Pharma USA, Inc.
  • Senate Assembly Committee Member, Medical School Faculty Committee


  • Medical School - University of Cincinnati, 1979
  • Residency - Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, 1983
  • Fellowships
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 1984
    • Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California-San Francisco, 1985

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