Dr. Michael Wong, MD

Dr. Michael Wong, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Michael Wong, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Princeton, NJ and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

419 N Harrison St

Princeton, NJ 08540

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
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Top Care Areas

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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
very high
more than 97% of peers
more than 67% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 51% of peers

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Dr. Wong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wong "A native of New Jersey, Dr. Michael Wong was accepted into Albany Medical College out of high school. After completing an ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in 1982, he has never wavered in his interest in research and the practice of ophthalmology. Because of his seminal work in cataract and laser surgery, he was accorded the Innovators Award by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. This award draws from all fields and honors only four scientists each year. Dr. Wong is the first clinical physician to be honored in this manner. His innovation, colloquially called the "Wong Way," has achieved international recognition for making cataract surgery safer. Dr. Wong's research has put him in the forefront in developing the "advanced technology intra-ocular lenses" which treat age-related near vision loss (the ReSTOR IOL) and astigmatism (the toric IOL). He is one of only eight "mentors" country-wide tasked to set standards of care and teach other eye surgeons the nuances of this new technology. Dr. Wong also pioneered Lasik surgery in New Jersey, and as part of the Refractive Leadership Council, is one of an invited panel of 30 leading surgeons in the world analyzing the revolutionary technology surrounding Lasik and pushing forward the state-of-the-art. In his mind, the highest recognition ever bestowed upon him is the Distinguished Physicians Humanitarian Award by the University Hospital of Princeton for his Doctors Without Borders work for the poor in Africa, Peru and Paraguay, in addition to generously contributing to local indigent care. This work was highlighted on WABC-TV of New York."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wong "In caring for patients, there is art...and the basis for doing this well is empathy and communication. There is also science...and the basis for doing this well is education and diligence. Then there is ethics, which underpins all."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

7  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Senile Cataracts

11  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rensselaer
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wong to family and friends
26 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Wong's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had my Lasik surgery in September 2017. Being a physician myself, I had apprehensions about the surgery . Dr. Wong instantly put me at ease with his thorough explanations of the procedure and the elaborate checks and balances that their institute puts in, to avoid an untoward circumstance. He...more
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Don't go to Dr. Wong if you want to see well. he performed a cataract surgery on my eye and I see worst then before a surgery. I had to find another doctor to fix all problem that Dr. Wong created. Very unprofessional.
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One of the best doctors that I have ever met! Wonderful with patients, felt very safe and well taken care of during my eye surgery.
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Dr. Wong performed cataract surgery on me 2 years ago. I also paid the extra $ to have implants done that allow me to see near and far without the aid of glasses. I am 65 now. It's like a miracle! I had worn glasses since I was 13 years old. Now I can see distant and can read perfectly. I...more
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