Hyunjoo Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Ophthalmology

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Hyunjoo Lee, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and the Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Boston University Eye Associates. Before being appointed as an assistant professor, Dr. Lee completed her residency at the Boston University Medical Center and her fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface lesions, corneal transplantation including endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DSEK), cataract surgery, complex anterior segment surgery, and corneal collagen cross-linking. Her research interests are in the application of advanced optical imaging to the diagnosis of ocular surface lesions and corneal disease, as well as in the potential role of thrombospondin 1 in glaucoma and pterygium. She is also the site PI for a multi-center international study of the use of prophylactic valacyclovir in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus.

Projects for the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund
07/01/2014 - 05/31/2023 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Stephen P. Christiansen, MD
Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc.

Exploring the Use of Adult Neural Crest Stem Cells Derived from Non-Ocular Sources to Treat Corneal Endothelial Disease
10/01/2014 - 11/30/2015 (PI)
The William M. Wood Foundation

K-321-201: A Double-Masked, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, 12 Week, Phase 2 Study to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy of Ripasudil (K-321) Eye Drops After Descemetorhexis in Patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy” (“Study”)
11/19/2020 - 11/18/2023 (PI)
Kowa Research Institute, Inc.

Zoster Eye Disease Study: A multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical …
09/07/2017 - 09/30/2022 (PI)
New York University NIH-NEI

Sensitive detection of malignancy in primary acquired melano
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University National Eye Institu

Sensitive detection of malignancy in primary acquired melanosis by advanced optical imaging
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2020 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Ji Yi, PhD


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  1. Swain DL, Lee HJ. Descemet's membrane injury due to bullet shockwave trauma. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022 Sep; 27:101652.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35859700; PMCID: PMC9289816; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101652;
  2. Lee HJ, Desai MA, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Githere WG, Subramanian ML. Oral Sedation is Non-Inferior to Intravenous Sedation for Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:2105-2117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35837489; PMCID: PMC9274777; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S354570;
  3. Kim YJ, Rao R, Lee HJ. Comparison of surgical techniques for recurrent pterygium. Can J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jun 22. PMID: 35750200
  4. Xu J, Desai MA, Lee HJ. Corneal Endothelial Cell Density in Normal Tension Glaucoma Compared to Healthy Controls. J Clin Med. 2022 Jun 18; 11(12).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35743585; PMCID: PMC9225331; DOI: 10.3390/jcm11123515;
  5. Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Cabral HJ, Subramanian ML, Desai MA, Lee HJ. Poor Correlation of Provider and Patient Satisfaction with Anesthesia in Ophthalmic Surgeries: A Secondary Analysis of a Clinical Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:677-683.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35282171; PMCID: PMC8910461; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S351010;
  6. Simon LS, Keshav V, Baharozian C, Masli S, Lee HJ. Thrombospondin 1 polymorphism associated with decreased expression and increased risk of pterygium. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Aug; 259(8):2301-2307.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33661363
  7. Oke I, Haddad N, Lee HJ. Granular corneal dystrophy recurrence at the posterior graft-host interface after type 1 big bubble deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Dec; 20:100960. PMID: 33117914; PMCID: PMC7582045; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100960;
  8. Lee HJ, Zhang L, Zhang S, Yi J. Detection of Malignancy in Ocular Surface Lesions by Inverse Spectroscopic Optical Coherence Tomography and Two-Photon Autofluorescence. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 May; 8(3):16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31114716; PMCID: PMC6506202; DOI: 10.1167/tvst.8.3.16;
  9. Peeler CE, Villani CM, Fiorello MG, Lee HJ, Subramanian ML. Patient Satisfaction with Oral versus Intravenous Sedation for Cataract Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2019 09; 126(9):1212-1218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31002834
  10. Wu K, Lee HJ, Desai MA. Risk factors for early onset elevated intraocular pressure after pterygium surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018; 12:1539-1547.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30197500; PMCID: PMC6112787; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S159592;
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