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Sally Shin Yee Ong, M.D.

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  • Assistant of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin



Research Interests

Imaging; Optical Coherence Tomography; Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Maumenee Room 205 Medical and Surgical Retina
Baltimore, MD 21287 map



  • Assistant of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, National University of Singapore School of Medicine (2013)


  • Duke University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Mettu PS, Wielgus AR, Ong SS, Cousins SW. Retinal pigment epithelium response to oxidant injury in the pathogenesis of early age-related macular degeneration. Mol Aspects Med. 2012 Aug;33(4):376-98. doi: 10.1016/j.mam.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 May 3. Review.

Ong SS, Sanka K, Mettu PS, Brosnan TM, Stinnett SS, Lee PP, Challa P. Resident compliance with the american academy of ophthalmology preferred practice pattern guidelines for primary open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec;120(12):2462-2469. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.05.019. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

Ong SS, Buckley EG, McCuen BW 2nd, Jaffe GJ, Postel EA, Mahmoud TH, Stinnett SS, Toth CA, Vajzovic L, Mruthyunjaya P. Comparison of Visual Outcomes in Coats' Disease: A 20-Year Experience. Ophthalmology. 2017 Sep;124(9):1368-1376. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2017.03.051. Epub 2017 Apr 28.

Ong SS, Doraiswamy PM, Lad EM. Controversies and Future Directions of Ocular Biomarkers in Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Jun 1;75(6):650-651. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0602. No abstract available.

Ong SS, Mruthyunjaya P, Stinnett S, Vajzovic L, Toth CA. Macular Features on Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging Associated With Visual Acuity in Coats' Disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Jun 1;59(7):3161-3174. doi: 10.1167/iovs.18-24109.

Activities & Honors


  • ARVO Travel Grant, ARVO/OCAVER, 2018 - 2018
  • Loris and David Rich Scholar, International Retinal Research Foundation, 2017 - 2018
  • ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award, ASCRS Foundation, 2017 - 2017
  • Howard Hughes Biology Forum Research Fellow, Duke University, 2007 - 2007
  • Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology and Security, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 2005 - 2005

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings in Coats’ Disease
    Oral, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Honolulu, HI (05/02/2018)
  • Uncontrolled Glaucoma and Severe Buphthalmos in a Teenager with Axenfeld Rieger Syndrome, Corneal Opacity and Progressive Scleral Thinning Precluding Glaucoma Implant Surgery or Transcleral Cyclophotocoagulation: What Next?
    Oral, Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium, Williamsburg, VA (08/14/2016)
  • Comparison of visual outcomes in Coats’ disease: A 20-year experience
    Poster, Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium, San Diego, CA (08/11/2017)
  • Managing Coats Disease: A 20-Year Experience
    Poster, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL (10/17/2016)
  • Osteopontin Drives Fibrotic Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) via the Activation and Recruitment of Mesenchymal Cells
    Poster, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (05/09/2012)
  • Osteopontin Drives Fibrosis in a Mouse Model of Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration.
    Poster, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (05/01/2011)

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