Dr. Ly T. Nguyen is a board-certified ophthalmologist that specializes in cataract, oculoplastic surgeries, and facial rejuvenation procedures. She is an internationally recognized doctor, author, and speaker. Dr. Nguyen was born in a fishing village in Vietnam and later raised in Hawai'i. She now makes her home in Orlando, Florida.She earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honors, in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University in Rhode Island. She continued her education at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine. After graduating with her medical degree and finishing her preliminary surgery internship year, she completed her general ophthalmology training at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. As a board certified physician by the American board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Nguyen has published numerous journal articles and been a guest speaker for multiple medical meetings and conferences. She actively researches the latest ocular conditions and their treatments in addition to keep up to date with the latest technology and advancements in ophthalmology. Her accolades and awards also include being a recipient of the Hawaii Medical Association Alliance Endowment Award for community service and academic achievement. In addition, she was awarded the prestigious JABSOM Pacific/Asian Scholarship for academic achievement and commitment to serving the Pacific/Asian region. During her ophthalmology residency, she was awarded the Resident Research Award for excellence in ophthalmic research at the University of Colorado. Dr. Nguyen has hospital privileges at Florida Hospitals, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Regional Medical Center. She is part of the trauma team at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida. She currently operates at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Kissimmee Surgery Center. Dr. Nguyen is a volunteer faculty member at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Lake Nona. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Osceola Council on Aging, The Association of Women Surgeons, and St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the board of The Vietnamese Association of Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists of Florida and St. Cloud Regional Medical Center Physician Leadership Group. In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys reading, traveling, snowboarding, golf, and wine tasting. Publications - Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery - American Journal of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Archives of Ophthalmology - Hawaii Medical Journal - Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health
Dr. Nguyen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Nguyen's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Exam
Excision of Chalazion
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Soft Contact Lenses
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
YAG Laser Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
John A Burns School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2002
University of Hawaii Residency Program
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Nguyen has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member