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Wayne E. Fung, M.D.
Dr. Fung retired from clinical practice at the end of 2012 but continues to teach at CPMC and consult in ophthalmology-related legal cases.

Wayne E. Fung, M.D.Wayne E. Fung, M.D., is a Board Certified Opthalmologist since 1968.

He began his medical career after graduation from USC medical school, Class of 1959. Following internship at Santa Clara County Hospital, San Jose, California, he took a year of residency in General Surgery at the same institution.

In 1961, he entered the U.S. Air Force and became a Flight Surgeon. It was this experience which attracted him to Ophthalmology. After an Honorable Discharge, he became a Resident in Ophthalmology at the Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco (now CPMC). Following residency, he spent six months in St. Louis at Washington University studying Retinal Diseases under Edward Okun, M.D., and from here went to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Fla., where he was a Fellow with Edward W.D. Norton, M.D..

He returned to San Francisco in 1968 and began private practice at CPMC.

In 1976, he was one of the founding partners of Pacific Ophthalmic Consultants, now Pacific Eye Associates. Major interests include retinal detachments, diabetic eye diseases, cataract surgery, vitreous surgery and age-related macular degeneration. He is trilingual: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Ever since returning to CPMC, he has been part of the teaching staff of the Department of Ophthalmology. From the American Academy of Ophthalmology he has been awarded the Achievement Award and the Senior Achievement Award. He is an active member of several Ophthalmic societies such as the Retina Society (President 1990-1992), the Macula Society, and Club Jules Gonin. He was the personal Ophthalmologist for the President of Taiwan from 1989 to 1998.

In 1994, he went on his first mission with ORBIS, the organization whose goal is to elevate the knowledge of Ophthalmologists in developing Countries. The first mission was in Beijing, China aboard the maiden visit of the newly equipped DC-10, “Flying Eye Hospital”. Since then ORBIS missions have taken him to Lanzho, China; Matanzas, Cuba; Taiyan, China, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Chittagong, Bangladesh; Wuhan, China, and most recently, Da Nang, Vietnam.

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Retina, Comprehensive Ophthalmology