Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center published a major textbook, “Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations – A Molecular Genetic Approach,” with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Ming Wang’s major textbook, “Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations – A Molecular Genetic Approach,” was published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2003. (Photo: Wang Vision Institute)
The cornea is the front cover of the eye. Corneal dystrophies and degenerations are genetic and degenerative diseases that cause loss of sight, especially in patients with family history of these diseases.
“Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations – A Molecular Genetic Approach” provides groundbreaking insight into the study of inherited corneal diseases. (Photo: Wang Vision Institute)
Wang Vision was a part of the original research team that discovered the first major gene mutation responsible for hereditary corneal dystrophies. The complete sequencing of the 3 billion base-pair human genome and the impressive advancement of molecular genetics in recent decades have ushered in a new era of diagnosis and treatment of hereditary eye diseases.
Dr. Ming Wang (left) and Dr. Joshua Frenkel (Photo: Wang Vision Institute)
Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, is the CEO of Aier-USA and Director of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center. He has received many honors including the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Chinese American Physicians, and Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year Award for this lifetime dedication to help blind orphan children worldwide.
Dr. Joshua Frenkel, MD, MPH, is a graduate of the prestigious Tulane University, where he earned both his medical degree and a Master of Public Health. He completed an advanced anterior segment fellowship at a top fellowship in the country, with an emphasis on micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Dr. Frenkel specializes in a wide range of laser eye surgeries, including LASIK, SMILE and those for glaucoma and cataracts. He is also a dry eye and corneal specialist.
Wang Vision doctors (Drs. Joshua Frenkel, Marianne Johnson, Julianne Koch, Nathan Rock and Ming Wang) have performed over 55,000 procedures (including on over 4,000 doctors). They have published nine textbooks, hold several U.S. patents and performed the world’s first laser artificial cornea implantation. Wang Vision is currently the ONLY center in the state that performs 3D SMILE & 3D LASIK (18+), 3D Implantable Contact Lens (21+), 3D Forever Young Lens (45+) and 3D Laser Cataract Surgery (60+). They have founded a 501c(3) nonprofit charity, Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, 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.
Visit Wang Vision Institute's website to learn how their team of doctors is keeping Nashville in sight.