Cataract SurgeonDr Nguyen

Dr. Thao Nguyen


Over 50,000 ocular procedures performed


Educational background

Dr. Thao Nguyen completed her medical degree at l’Université de Montréal and specialized in ophthalmology at l’Université Laval in Quebec City. She continued her studies in ophthalmology at Stanford University in California, and then pursued post-doctoral fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of California, Irvine.


Refractive experience

Dr. Nguyen practices intraocular lens procedures and has experience with the newest generation of laser technologies. She has also given presentations at conferences in San Diego, Fort Lauderdale and Vancouver and was a guest panelist during the annual conference of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She was one of the first ophthalmologists in Canada to work with femtosecond lasers. Dr. Nguyen also teaches cataract surgery to residents in ophthalmology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, and teaches ophthalmology at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. She has also co-authored many studies.


Accomplishments and awards

Dr. Nguyen is a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for highest academic standing. She also won first prize at Université Laval’s Research Day, and was awarded an Eye Bank Association of America grant for her research on intracorneal keratoprosthesis implantation with the femtosecond laser.


Associations and professional memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association of Research and Visual Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • California Medical Board