State's first 3D cataract surgery performed
The new 3D image-guided, microsurgical technology improves the quality of cataract surgery
(Nashville, TN) Dr. Ming Wang of Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, TN, became the first surgeon in the state to perform a 3D cataract surgery. The first such ground-breaking surgery took place at Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center on June 2, 2011 and utilized an off-label use of the TrueVision® 3D high-definition, real-time, stereoscopic microsurgical technology.
The state’s first 3D cataract surgery patient was Mr. David Mehosky. This historical surgery was videotaped. At his first post-op visit, Mr. Mehosky was thrilled with his new 3D vision!
“We were very excited to be the first in the state to perform the 3D image-guided, premium Forever Young cataract surgery,” said Dr. Wang, who is a clinical associate professor of ophthalmology for the University of Tennessee and the director of Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, TN.
The new 3D image-guided, microsurgical technology represents an innovative improvement of cataract surgery. Dr. Wang explained, “In a standard cataract surgery, the surgeon looks through a traditional microscope with the naked eye. What you see is what you get. There is no image processing or signal enhancement. Therefore, since the eyeball is very small, there is limited resolution and accuracy in the surgical procedure. In contrast, for the new 3D image-guided, premium Forever Young cataract surgery, the surgeon wears a pair of 3D glasses and uses a high-definition microsurgical system, which provides a stereoscopic and signal-enhanced view of the entire surgical field. It allows the surgeon to achieve more precision and accuracy with the astigmatism correction, and thus improves the quality of cataract surgery and the visual outcome in our patients.”
About Ming Wang, MD, PhD:
Dr. Ming Wang, a graduate of Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude), is one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. He has performed well over 25,000 cataract and LASIK procedures, including on over 3,000 physicians. He is an editorial board member of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today and Refractive EyeCare. Dr. Wang has published 5 major textbooks and a paper in the world-renowned journal “Nature”, holds several U.S. patents and performed the first laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation. He has introduced many new eye surgeries to Tennessee, including bladeless all-laser LASIK, wavefront technology, new Intacs to treat keratoconus, and a new generation premium lens for cataract surgery. Dr. Wang founded a 501c(3) non-profit charity which has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
Dr Wang performing TN first 3D image guided high-definition premium Forever Young cataract surgery
Light off - Dr Wang performing TN first 3D image-guided high-definition premium Forever Young cataract surgery
TN 1st 3D cataract surg pt David Mehosky and wife Gayle Mehosky right after his surgery
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