Wang, Carl

2004 Distinguished Alumni Award

Carl C. Wang

Carl C. Wang

BSEE 58, MSEE 59, PhD 64

Medical Instruments Development Laboratory

San Leandro, CA

Is recognized for his contributions to vitreoretinal surgery in the United States and China and for his teaching and humanitarian efforts. Wang has developed microsurgical instrumentation for ophthalmic surgery. His contributions to eye surgery are seminal, with his innovations forming the basic platform for vitreous surgery; modifications of his designs are used worldwide for treating retinal detachment, trauma, and eye infections. Each year Wang travels to China with physicians to teach vitreoretinal surgery.