Van Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology

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Dr. Van Nguyen obtained his MD from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He then completed ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri and a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Southern California where he had the opportunity to remain as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. Dr. Nguyen specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts as well as the various types of primary and secondary glaucoma. His treatment techniques include traditional glaucoma drainage devices and trabeculectomy as well as newer technologies and devices of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, depending on the patient’s needs. Having immigrated to the United States from rural Vietnam as a child, Dr. Nguyen maintains many ties to rural Vietnam and has a particular interest in global ophthalmology and increasing access to care in order to decrease the burden of the two leading causes of blindness in adults worldwide: cataracts and glaucoma.


  • ASCRS: Third Place in Residents and Fellows Posters, 2020
  • ASCRS: Best Paper of Session in Inflammation, Pain, Infection, 2019
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society: Nominated, 2015-Now
  • LSU School of Medicine: Disadvantaged Scholarship Award, 2012-2017
  • LSU: Foundation for the LSU Health Sciences Center Merit Scholarship, 2012-2013


  • Advances and Challenges in Wearable Glaucoma Diagnostics and Therapeutics Bioengineering (Basel). 2024 Jan 30; 11(2). . View in PubMed
  • Identifying, Understanding, and Addressing Disparities in Glaucoma Care in the United States Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2023 10 03; 12(10):18. . View in PubMed
  • Targeted overexpression of amelotin disrupts the microstructure of dental enamel PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35200. . View in PubMed