Rany Woo, M.D.
Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Dr. Rany Woo knew from a young age that she wanted to become a doctor, to have the knowledge and skills to make a difference and improve patients’ lives.
She set out to achieve that dream by excelling in her studies and going on to receive her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. She then earned her M.D. with highest distinction, at Yale Medical School in New Haven, CT. Following medical school, she continued on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the renowned UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Dr. Woo has extensive experience in cataract surgery, implanting specialty intraocular lenses such as the PanOptix, Symfony, Symfony Toric, Tecnis multifocal, and Toric intraocular lenses to treat astigmatism. Dr. Woo also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery using the Catalys Precision Laser System for an all laser cataract surgery experience (no scalpel).
Dr. Woo performs Pterygium Surgery (PTG), which involves removal of the abnormal tissue (growth) from the cornea of the eye. She performs PTG surgery using up to date techniques that offer a significantly higher success rate than those used in the past.
Dr. Woo also performs LASIK and PRK at the Laser Eye Center™. She herself had LASIK a few years ago and this was a life changing experience to be free of her glasses and contacts. Having had LASIK surgery also gives Dr. Woo the ability to understand what her patients experience on the day of surgery and afterwards.
Dr. Woo has several certifications in the field of cataract and refractive surgery and takes great pleasure seeing her patients’ post-operative results and the joy they have with their newly improved vision. Dr. Woo holds memberships with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Dr. Woo has written several peer reviewed online publications in the field of Ophthalmology. In addition, she has been a contributing author to teaching aides for medical students such as the First Aid for the USMLE series.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Woo enjoys spending time with her adorable maltipoo. She also makes time for other interests, such as hiking and traveling.