A Dallas native, Dr. Chong specializes in medical and surgical retina care. She earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Harvard University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Michigan followed by her vitreoretinal fellowship at Texas Retina Associates. She also served as assistant professor of medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous, retina and macula in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining our practice.
Why did you choose to become a retina specialist? What do you enjoy about your work?
Vision is a critical way in which we experience and interface with the world, and the intricacies of the retina are beautiful. It is my honor and privilege to be able to enter into a patient’s life and be a part of restoring and maintaining vision.
What do you think is most important in caring for a patient?
I believe in providing each of my patients with individualized care and compassion for the whole person. I feel it is my responsibility to take the time to listen and make my patients comfortable. Explaining what can sometimes be complicated conditions, answering questions and ensuring my patients understand their treatment options are critical to providing them with good care.
What do you enjoy most outside of work?
I love spending time with my husband and children. We keep active in music, sports and church.
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