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Rany Woo, M.D.

Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Dr. Rany Woo knew, from a young age 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 UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Woo has extensive experience in cataract surgery, implanting specialty intraocular lenses such as the Symfony, ReStor, Tecnis multifocal, and Toric intraocular lens to treat astigmatism. Dr. Woo also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery. She uses 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. Dr. Woo performs PTG using up to date techniques that offer a significantly higher success rate than those used in the past.

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 been involved and written several Peer Reviewed Online Publications

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.



$7500 awarded by MIT’s IDEAS Competition for creating a system that helps solve problems associated with non-adherence to tuberculosis drugs in developing country contexts