Dr. Howard Conn – A World Class Ocular Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Conn, a preeminent Orange County Plastic Surgeon, is one of the few cosmetic surgeons who is a Fellow of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and board certified in ophthalmology.

In this world there are less then 350 certified ocular plastic surgeons. Of these, very few have training in general surgery as well. Dr. Conn is one of those few. His patients hail from every continent and the elegance of his results has earned his international reputation as a world-class surgeon.

Impressive Credentials

Dr Conn is a leader in the field of laser cosmetic eyelid surgery and laser skin rejuvenation. He is a Harvard trained general surgeon, a Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute board certified ophthalmologist and a Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ocular plastic surgeon.

Most Advanced Technology: Shorter Recovery Process

Dr. Conn brings to his patients the most advance technology for laser cosmetic surgery. He specializes in the use of the laser for the combination of cosmetic eyelid surgery and facial rejuvenation. The result is a remarkably youthful appearance of the eyes and face.

Patients literally look 10 to 15 years younger, natural and well rested. Most report minimal if any bruising or swelling. They are delighted with the superiority of their results and amazed at their short recovery period.

30 years of Laser Experience

A pioneer in the field of laser cosmetic surgery, Dr Conn was one of the first doctors to use a laser in surgery in 1978. In 1987, he began using lasers for cosmetic eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing.

This ongoing vast experience and impressive scientific credentials make Dr. Conn a sought after consultant and scientific advisor to laser companies around the world. In 2003, Dr. Conn was chosen as a scientific advisor for the development of the Fraxel laser system, becoming one of the first doctors in the world to offer this technology to his patients. Always at the leading edge, in 2007 Dr. Conn was once again one of the first doctors in the world using the newest laser technology, Fraxel re:pair system. In 2008 Reliant Technologies produced the handpiece designed by Dr. Conn for eyelid surgery. Dr. Conn teaches medical professionals around the world the safety and use of the laser for eyelid surgery and skin rejuvenation.

Expertise

Amherst College: B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Virginia School of Medicine: M.D.
Harvard Medical School: General Surgery, Clinical Fellow
Harvard, Children’s Hospital: Fellowship, Surgical Research
Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Institute: Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Laser Expertise

In 1978, Dr. Conn was among the first physicians in the country to operate on the human body with lasers. He performed laser surgery to seal blood vessels of the retina in the back of the eye at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1987, Dr. Conn was once again among the first physicians to receive training in the use of the laser for cosmetic eyelid and orbital surgery. Dr. Conn has served as a medical consultant in the development of laser technology to laser manufacturers and has helped train medical professionals in the safety and use of the laser for eyelid surgery and skin rejuvenation. He was a scientific advisor for the development of the Fraxel Laser System and designed the eyelid handpiece for the Fraxel re:pair Laser System.

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1982
Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1987

Teaching Appointments

Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1982-1992
Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, White Memorial, Loma Linda School of Medicine, 1982-1995
Chief of Ocular Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine, 1992-2000
Clinical Associate Professor, UCI School of Medicine, 1998-2002

Civic Appointment, Honor Societies & Awards

Commissioner, Los Angeles County Martin Luther King, Jr. General Hospital Authority, 1989
Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, 1969
Student Research Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1971
Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 1981
Residency Teaching Award, L.A. County/USC Department of Ophthalmology, 1983

Author

Author of over 200 scientific papers and presentations, including lasers in medicine and surgery. Book chapters in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, Textbook of Ophthalmology and others.