Dr. George O. Waring, III. MD, FACS, FRCOphth
Dr.George O. Waring, III
Trusted LASIK Surgeon
The Journal of Refractive Surgery
Dr. Waring has served on 15 other editorial boards, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology
Dr.George Waring is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University
Dr.Waring has published over 250 peer reviewed original articles, 60 book chapters, and 250 brief communications.
Dr. George Waring received three American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Awards (including the Life Achievement Honor Award in 2004)
Dr. Waring also received The Society of Heed Fellows Outstanding Ophthalmologist Award, an Honorary Medal from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Gold Medal from the 5th International Congress on Cataract& Refractive Surgery in Florence, Italy
Two gold medals for contributions in internation l ophthalmology from the Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology.
The Castroviejo Medal from the Corneal Society, the Lans, Barraquer, Kritzinger and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Waring performs LASIK Surgery, PRK, Cataract Surgery, Intraocular Lens Implants, Laser Eye Surgery and Corneal Transplants. He also provides case review and expert witness services.
Appointments and Information
Call today and mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision care specialist. Dr. George Waring’s exceptional qualifications are listed below.
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
Dr. Waring treats patients seeking to improve their eyesight through LASIK and another laser vision correction surgery, cataract surgery or other refractive surgery procedures in Atlanta, Georgia as well as North Florida, North and South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi. He also receives referrals nationally and internationally (Pakistan, China).
Special discount* on LASIK and other elective surgery procedures offered by Dr. Waring to members of U.S. military, local police and fire departments and certain family members. For more info, please contact the surgeon’s office directly and mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons.
Dr. George O. Waring, III
Credentials and Qualifications
Dr. George O. Waring, III has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates place him among the top 1% of LASIK laser eye surgery and refractive surgeons and cataract surgery in the United States.
For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Premier Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Waring
has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly demonstrate his highly distinguished career as a true pioneer in advancing vision correction surgery throughout the world.
Dr. Waring’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons include:
Dr. Goerge Waring, III helped develop LASIK at the El-Maghraby Eye Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director
- Dr. George Waring, III performed the first LASIK procedure in Atlanta, Georgia
- As Principal Investigator of the Emory-sponsored investigations of LASIK, Dr. Waring received the first physician-sponsored investigational device exemption from the FDA
- Over 11 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK and PRK
- Over 25 years experience in refractive surgery, including laser vision, lens implants, and RK
- Over 30 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
- Over 20,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures performed
- Over 1,000 corneal transplants performed
- Approximately 1,000 cataract surgery and lens implant procedures performed
- Principal Investigator for 4 FDA clinical studies for manufacturers of lasers and other devices, products, and/or medications related to vision and general eyecare
- YAG Laser Photolysis lens Capsule Cleaning after Cataract Surgery. A.R.C.-sponsored, (2008-present) (FDA status pending)
- LASIK for Myopia and Astigmatism, Emory University- sponsored (1995-1999)
- LASIK for hyperopia trial, Nidek – sponsored (2005-2007)
- Custom Aspheric Treatment Zone trial, Nidek – sponsored (2005 – 2010)
- Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy trial, Summit- sponsored, (1989-1998)
- Co-Investigator for 4 FDA clinical trials.
Ring Segments for Myopia, KeraVision- sponsored (1997-1999)
- Artisan Mhyopia lens for High Myopia, Ophtec- sponsored, (1999-2004)
- Acufocus Intracorneal Inlay for Presbyopia, Acufocus -sponsored (2006-2009)
- Tetraflex accommodating IOL, Lenstec- sponsored, (2007-2009)
of Research from 2003-2005
Presented the data to the FDA that procured the first FDA-approved clinical excimer laser vision correction surgery in the United States
Investigator for 12 National Eye Institute (NEI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Studies
Expert Witness Services, including review and expert testimony for cases for the following refractive and cataract eye
- Principle investigator of Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) study (1980-1996)
- Principle investigator, Croneal Wound Healing after Photorefractive Keratoplasty (1988-1991)
- Fogarty Senior International Fellowship, Laser Refractive Surgery, Paris, France (1992)
surgery procedures for both the defense and the plaintiff
- LASIK, PRK laser eye surgery, corneal transplants, cataract surgery, ocular trauma and intraocular lens (IOL) implant procedures, including phakic lenses, toric lenses, monofocal lenses, accommodating lenses, and multifocal lenses
Premier Patient Care
- Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
- Offers complete refractive surgery care
- LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
- Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using:monofocal lenses,
multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic implants and toric implants
- Other vision correction surgery: Limbal Relaxing Incisions and Phakic IOL implants for high myopia
- Cataract Eye Surgery (including cataract surgery with single focus, multifocal and accommodating lens implants and blended vision (monovision)
- Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction or cataract surgery procedure performed by another doctor
- Other eye surgeons and their family members have had their LASIK or another refractive procedure or cataract surgery performed by Dr. George Waring, III, including his own daughter.
- Current Faculty Appointments: Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University
- Trained over 60 Fellows in corneal and refractive surgery
- Past Faculty Appointments:
- Industry Consultant and Investigator (at different times for 12 companies including):
- Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery (1989-present)
- the Waring Medal for Editorial Excellence has been established in his name·
- Has served on 15 additional editorial boards, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology
- 2 text books on refractive surgery procedures
- Refractive Keratotomy for Myopia and Astigmatism, 1991, 1326 pages
- Corneal Disorders, 1998, 1172 pages
- Published over 66 book chapters on refractive, cataract and lens implant surgery and contact lenses
- Published over 257 peer-reviewed original articles on refractive, cataract and lens implant surgery and contact lenses in major ophthalmology journals
- Published over 250 brief communications refractive, cataract and lens implant surgery
- Taught at over 600 ophthalmic meetings in over 60 countries on 6 continents
- Fellow of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
- Honor Award
- Senior Honor Award
- Life Achievement Honor Award
- Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
- Executive Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS)
- Lans Award
- Barraquer Award
- Kritzinger Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Founder’s Award
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- Recipient of the Weisenfeld Award “For His Leadership in the Field of Refractive Corneal Surgery and for Applying Stringent
Scientific Principles in his Pioneery Work”
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology (FRCOphth, Britain)
- Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Additional Career Highlights, Accomplishments and Awards
- One of 10 Leading Ophthalmologists in U.S. contributing a chapter in Inside
the Mind: Ophthalmology Best Practices, published by Aspatore Books, Spring, 2007
- Society of Heed Fellows Outstanding Ophthalmologist Award
- Kritzinger Medal, South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Ophthalmology voted by readers of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
- Gregg Medal, Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology
- Honorary Medal from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt
- Gold Medal from the 5th International Congress on Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Florence, Italy
- Two gold medals for contributions in international ophthalmology from the Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology
- Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society
- Established the first eye bank in northern California
- Named one of America’s Top Doctors –by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.,2004 -2009
- The 100 Most Frequenty Cited Articles in Ophthalmology Journals by Ohba, N; Nakao K; Isashiki, Y; Ohba A, in: Arch Ophthalmol, 2007; 125 (7): 952-960. Dr. Waring was one of 28 authors
with two or more “citation classics” between 1975 and 2006.
- Named one of the Best Doctors in America, 2003-2008, by Best Doctors, Inc.
- “Top Doctor” for 2007 by Atlanta Magazine, one of five ophthalmologists, July issue in 2007
- Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2007
- Marquis Who's Who in America, 2007
- Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2009
- Elected a Life Member of Kingston’s National Registry of “Who’s Who”
- Featured on CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, ABC 20/20 News Show, ABC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and CNN"
- Undergraduate: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, BS
- Medical School: Baylor Medical College, Houston, Texas, TX
- Rotating Internship: Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, TX
- Residency: Wills Eye Hospital and Research Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
- Fellowship: Heed Fellowship in corneal disease and surgery at the Wills
Eye Hospital and Research Foundation in Philadelphia
George O. Waring, III, M.D. FACS, FRCOphth
Dr. George O. Waring, III, was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his MD degree from Baylor Medical College, Houston, Texas. His ophthalmology training included a residency followed by a Heed Fellowship in corneal disease and surgery at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), of the Royal College of Ophthalmology (FRCOphth, Britain), and of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Waring began his academic career in 1974 as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis, where he established the first eye bank in northern California. In 1979 he joined the faculty at Emory University, where he was a tenured Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Refractive Surgery, until 2004; he is currently Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory. He was a Founder and Managing Director of the privately owned Vision Correction Group (Emory Vision/InView Vision Center) from 1994-2004, where he has done more than 10,000 LASIK and other refractive procedures. Since 2003, he has practiced privately in Atlanta at the InView Center.
Dr. Waring is Editor-in-Chief (since 1990) of The Journal of Refractive Surgery, and has served on 15 other editorial boards, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He has published over 250 peer reviewed original articles, 60 book chapters, and 250 brief communications. He has received three American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Awards (including the Life Achievement Honor Award in 2004), the Society of Heed Fellows Outstanding Ophthalmologist Award, an Honorary Medal from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, a Gold Medal from the 5th International Congress on Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Florence, Italy, two gold medals for contributions in international ophthalmology from the Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology, the Castroviejo Medal from the Corneal Society, and the Lans and Barraquer and Kritzinger and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Waring enjoys sporting and outdoor activities, often with his four children. He plays squash weekly and is an avid snow skier, including annual heliskiing in the Bugaboo Mountains of British Columbia. As a mountaineer, he has done a first-ascent of the Kang Yaja (20,000 ft.) in the Himalaya of Nepal, and has also climbed on Aconcogua in Argentina (highest mountain outside the Himalaya), Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and the Matterahorn, and other mountains in the Swiss Alps. He is also a DiveMaster in the Professional Association of Dive Instructors. Multiple African safaris have been by land, on rivers, by walking, in hot air balloons, in game hunting reserves, and on horseback. He was elected as a Fellow in the Explorer’s Club in New York in March of 2001.
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