DAVID T. YEE, M.D.
Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Our goal is to provide the best possible service and medical care to you. We
strive to be the trusted and respected oculoplastics (ophthalmic plastic and
reconstructive surgery) practice in the Pacific Northwest and southern Alaska.
In working toward this goal for each and every patient, one person at a time,
we strive to give you all the attention and time that you need in a respectful,
compassionate, and technologically advanced atmosphere.
Vision and eye care goals
Our goal is to provide the highest standard of care and treatment of your eyes.
Dr. Yee takes into account your entire body when taking care of your eyes. For
example, if you are diabetic, he will not just prescribe you glasses (if that is
what is needed) but he will monitor health of your eyes. This is because
diabetes can cause complications and eye problems, some of which require
Dr. Yee can assess your eyes for damage from glaucoma. If undetected,
glaucoma will damage the optic nerve such that irreversible loss of vision is
If you or your friends have procrastinated and not had an eye exam recently,
consider having your eyes examined by Dr. Yee or the ophthalmologist of your
If you need surgery
Having surgery is not a common experience for most of us. Dr. Yee recognizes
the anxiety that people may have towards surgery. He has the benefit of
recent residency and fellowship training so that you may receive the most
advanced and up-to-date care. During your consultation, Dr. Yee will thoroughly
discuss the options with you to ensure that you have explored all avenues
before a decision is made.
If you are interested in cosmetic improvement, our goal is to do what is best for
you. Whether that means having cosmetic surgery, advising you no t to have
cosmetic surgery, or taking a non-surgical treatment approach, Dr. Yee will
exercise his skill and judgment in order to achieve the goals set by the patient
and doctor team. One of Dr. Yee's foremost goal is not to do surgery unless it
is absolutely necessary or jointly decided by the patient-doctor team.
Dr. Yee regards cosmetic surgery and other cosmetic techniques as a
combination of art and modern science. He has a keen sense of harmony and
balance. He understands the elements of beauty, whether the patient is of
Northern European ancestry or from another part of the world.
When the patient is Asian, Dr. Yee will address special features of Asian eyelid
anatomy in order to achieve a natural and youthful appearance.
Dr. Yee has also had extensive surgical experience in patients of Latin
background and the special aesthetic considerations in working with eyelid
and eyebrow of Latin patients.
Dr. Yee is one of the few surgeons in the Seattle area with fellowship training in
ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, also known as oculoplastics,
for short. This sub-specialty is trained to do eyelid reconstruction and
cosmetic eyelid surgery. As a result of this training, Dr. Yee has a special
understanding of cosmetic surgery of this area of the face.
Forest Office Park
14505 Bel Red Road, Suite 100
Bellevue, Washington 98007
12750 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98125