|About Dr. Ming Wang|
|Harvard & MIT
(MD, magna cum laude);
PhD (laser physics)
- Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)
- Over 55,000 LASIK and cataract procedures (including on over 4,000 doctors)
- The FIRST center in TN to offer laser cataract surgery
- Introduced bladeless all-laser LASIK to the state
- Implanted the state's first Forever Young lens
- The first surgeon in the US to perform a new Intacs surgery to treat keratoconus
- Helped patients from 40 states and 55 countries
- International referral center for cataract surgery and LASIK complications
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Laser Eye Surgery
Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Need for special laser delays artificial cornea surgery a few days
Tennesean, Saturday, March 27, 2004
By Sameh Fahmy, Staff writer
Dr. Ming Wang successfully implanted artificial corneas for two patients yesterday, but Bobby Joel Case wasn't one of them. Case, featured in yesterday's Tennessean, was looking forward to gaining his vision with a new artificial cornea called the AlphaCor. Case wants to see his fiancee, Beth Ann Dahl, before their wedding six months from now.
Wang said that as he examined Case's left eye under a microscope, he realized that the cornea was so thin that a blade wasn't precise enough to safely cut a flap that would allow him to insert the artificial cornea.
Fortunately for Case, Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center has what Wang said is the only bladeless laser-surgery device in Tennessee. Monday, Wang is scheduled to use the laser to cut a flap into Case's eye that will allow him to implant the artificial cornea.
''If it is successful, which has never been done in the world, what it means is that for some patients with very deformed corneas where the pocket creation by knife is unsafe, then you offer additional capability,'' Wang said.
Although he'll have to wait a bit for his new cornea, Case said he considers the delay only a minor setback.
''It appears it's going to be just fine,'' he said.
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