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The state’s first astigmatism treatment using the new SMILE procedure (small-incision laser vision correction) performed

Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, Tennessee

(10/24/18, Nashville, TN) The state’s first astigmatism treatment using the new SMILE procedure (small-incision laser vision correction) was successfully performed today, at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, TN, announced today by its director, Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD.

SMILE is the major advance in laser vision correction in the last 25 years since the advent of LASIK. SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticular Extraction. Compared with LASIK, SMILE has three distinct advantages: 1) smaller incision; 2) less dry eyes; 3) less postoperative complications.

Recently, United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the astigmatism correction using SMILE. “This is an exciting development, since it means that now a much larger group of our patients will be able to benefit from SMILE and to be freed of dependence on glasses and contacts”, Dr. Wang said.

Mr. Ross Ronan is a 47 year old healthcare executive. He has suffered from poor vision for all of his life. Mr. Ronan had not only a high degree of nearsightedness, but also astigmatism, which distorted his vision. Without correction, his vision was worse than legal blindness. Mr. Ronan said that he was truly excited to be the first patient in the state to receive the new and state-of-the-art astigmatism SMILE procedure!

A Harvard & MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few laser eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics, Dr. Wang has performed over 55,000 procedures including on over 4,000 physicians. He has published 9 textbooks and many scientific papers including one in the world-renowned journal “Nature”. Dr. Wang holds several U.S. patents and performed the world’s first laser artificial cornea implantation. He is currently the only surgeon in the state who performs 3D SMILE and LASIK (18+), 3D Implantable Contact Lens (21+), 3D Forever Young Lens (45+) and 3D Laser Cataract Surgery (60+). Dr. Wang established a non-profit charity which to date has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.

“Today is actually also my birthday, so we have a double happiness here, celebrating not only my birthday (I am 38 now (a wink)), but also Mr. Ronan’s new vision and freedom from dependence on glasses and contacts! He is the state’s first patient to receive this new astigmatism treatment using thesmall-incision laser vision technology SMILE!”, Dr. Wang beamed.

For info about the new astigmatism treatment using SMILE at Wang Vision, visit, call 615-321-8881 or e-mail Dr. Wang at Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, 1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150, Nashville, TN, 37203, 615-321-8881, 615-321-8874(fax).


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