Distinguished Alumni Award (2004)
Carl C. Wang
(BSEE ’58, MSEE ’59, PhD ’64)
President of Medical Instruments Development Laboratory in 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.