Know Your Surgeon

Dr. Wang’s credentials and “firsts”Know your surgeon



  • # of Laser Vision Correction Procedures:

o   55,000 and over 4,000 of those procedures were on doctors.

o   This gave Dr. Ming Wang the name ‘the doctors, doctor’.


  • Special Training:

o   Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)

o   Wills Eye Hospital (ophthalmology residency)

o   Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (corneal fellowship)

o   One of the few LASIK eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics


  • Why did you choose to specialize in laser vision correction?

I have a doctorate degree (PhD (laser physics)), and another doctorate degree in medicine (Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude), specializing in laser vision correction allows me to combine the expertise in these two areas, and become a unique laser eye surgeon who not only knows medicine, but also knows the laser technology.


You want a laser physicist, to perform your laser eye surgery.


  • What is your favorite part about being an eye surgeon?

Helping a patient come out of darkness, into sight!





Cataract and LASIK surgeon

Board certified, American Board of Ophthalmology



Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)

Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of Chinese American Physicians

Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year

Honorary Doctorate, Trevecca University



  • First in the world to perform:
  • amniotic membrane contact lens fitting (1999, US patent)
  • femtosecond laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation (2004)
  • femtosecond laser-assisted Intacs implantation on a keratoconus graft (2005)
  • combined femtosecond laser-assisted artificial cornea and saliva gland transplantation (2005)
  • femtosecond laser-assisted corneal transplantation on a post-cataract surgery eye (2006)
  • 3D image-guided high-definition bladeless all-laser LASIK (2011)


  • First in the US to perform:
  • high-frequency custom laser corneal wavefront treatment for post-LASIK complex eyes (Cipta) (2005)
  • high-frequence custom laser ablative lamellar transplant surgery (Clat) (2005)
  • a new Intacs implantation for advanced keratoconus (2010)


  • First in the state to perform:
  • amniotic membrane graft (1997)
  • corneal stem cell transplantation (1997)
  • LASIK using a new disposable microkeratome (1997)
  • intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy (1997)
  • Hyperopic LASIK (1998)
  • Femtosecond laser bladeless all-laser LASIK (2002)
  • Implantable contact lens (ICL) to treat high myopia (2002)
  • C-CAP to treat post-LASIK complications (2003)
  • CustomVue wavefront LASIK (2003)
  • femtosecond laser-assisted Intacs for keratoconus (2004)
  • sutureless pterygium excision with an amniotic membrane graft and biological glue (2005)
  • corneal endothelial transplantation (DESAK) (2005)
  • combined CK with Intacs treatment for KC (2005)
  • Boston-K artificial cornea implantation (2008)
  • Femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy (2009)
  • scleral spacing procedure to treat presbyopia (2009, U.S. FDA clinical trial)
  • new generation premium lens implantation (2010)
  • Acufocus Kamra corneal in-lay implantation to treat presbyopia (2011)
  • 3D image-guided high-definition laser cataract surgery (2011)
  • 3D Raindrop (2016)
  • 3D SMILE (2017)


  • First in China, to perform:
  • Intralase bladeless all-laser LASIK (2005, the first in 1.4 billion people)
  • femtosecond laser-assisted Intacs for keratoconus (2006)


  • Published 9 textbooks in the corneal field:



  • Holds several US patents for inventions of new biotechnologies to restore sight
  • Founded Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, a 501c(3) charity that has helped patients from over 40 states in the US and 55 countries worldwide, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free of charge
  • Former consultant to US FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel
  • Specialized in treating post-cataract surgery and post-LASIK complications



o   Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)

o   Wills Eye Hospital (ophthalmology residency)

o   Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (corneal fellowship)

o   One of the few cataract and LASIK eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics



Ming Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)



Founder, Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China

Founder, Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration (

President, Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce (

Honorary president, Tennessee American-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (

Co-founder, Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (

Professor of Ophthalmology, Xiamen University

Clinical associate professor of ophthalmology, University of Tennessee

Director, Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center

1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150, Nashville, TN, 37203

615-321-8881(O), 615-321-8874(Fax)


Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year


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Dr. Wang’s over 100 scientific papers including one in the world-renowned journal “Nature”


Dr. Wang’s textbooks in the cornea, cataract surgery and LASIK field:

Corneal Topography in the Wavefront Era

Irregular Astigmatism – Diagnosis & Treatment

Corneal dystrophy and degeneration

Keratoconus and keratoectasia

Laser Vision Correction

Corneal Topography (2nd edition)

Atlas and Clinical Reference Guide for Corneal Topography

Refractive Lens Exchange – a surgical treatment for presbyopia


Dr. Wang’s U.S. patents and inventions:

LASERACT: All-laser cataract surgery


Amniotic membrane contact lens for photoablated cornea tissue

Amniotic membrane contact lens for injured corneal tissue

Adaptive infrared retinoscopic device for ocular aberrations.

Digital eye bank for virtual clinical trial

Pulsed electromagnetic field for non-healing corneal ulcer

A whole genome method for assaying in vivo DNA-protein binding