First 3D Cataract Surgery in Tennessee Performed
Ming Wang, MD, of Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center in Nashville, Becomes First Surgeon in the State to Perform 3D Cataract Surgery
Santa Barbara, CA. (June 02, 2011) — TrueVision 3D Surgical announced 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 the TrueVision® 3D Visualization and Guidance platform for high-definition, real-time, stereoscopic microsurgical technology.
"We were very excited to be the first in the state to perform the 3D image-guided, premium 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 state's first 3D cataract surgery patient was Mr. David Mehosky. At his first post-op visit, Mr. Mehosky was thrilled with his new 3D vision!"
Staff of Wang Vision Institute
TrueVision® is a stereoscopic high-definition visualization system that displays the surgical field of view in real-time on a 3D flat-panel display in the operating room. It is used for refractive cataract, glaucoma, and retinal surgeries. The advanced technology is used to visualize, record, and playback microsurgery and to stream live stereoscopic video of the surgical field, making it an unparalleled teaching tool. The Refractive Cataract Toolset® is the first 3D computer guided application for astigmatic correction and advanced IOL placement used to potentially improve surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes.
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.
About TrueVision® 3D Surgical
TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the world leader in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Santa Barbara, California-based TrueVision® combines 3D visualization and guidance software focused on improving accuracy, efficiency, and outcomes for both surgeons and patients. The Refractive Cataract Toolset® is the first guidance application released by the company. Visit www.truevisionsys.com for more information.
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