EyeBall 2008 Is Sold Out!!!

EyeBall 2008 Is
Sold Out!!!

The annual fund-raiser of Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration featuring medical education and textbook publishing is for the first time a sold-out event!


(Nashville, TN, USA, September 30, 2008) Breaking new: EyeBall 2008, the annual fund-raiser of the 501c(3) non-profit charity Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration is, for the first time in history, a completely sold out event, according Dr. Ming Wang, MD,PhD, clinical associate professor of ophthalmology of University of Tennessee, director of Wang Vision Institute and founder and chairman of Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration. The foundation helps patient corneal blind patients with all doctors donating their service.


“Many people have contacted the foundation over the past week and asked to buy EyeBall tickets but it is now completely sold out. We actually have started a waiting list now”.


The sold-out event signifies a growing public recognition of the foundation’s charity work. In recent years, the foundation has helped patients from over 40 states and 55 countries worldwide, with all sight restoration surgeries performed by the foundation doctors free of charge.


The co-chairs for the EyeBall 2008 are the Dean of Vanderbilt School of Nursing Colleen Conway-Welch and Ted Welch, and the former governor of Tennessee Dr. Winfield Dunn and Mrs. Betty Dunn will be on hand to participate in the festivities to celebrate vision and the spirit of giving.


EyeBall 2008, Vision for the Future, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nashville Downtown Hilton.  Nearly 450 guests in black tie and ballgowns are expected to attend the gala.


The focus of this year’s EyeBall is technology and education. In the past year, the Foundation’s doctors have been involved in the research and innovation of new eye reconstructive surgery technologies and have published two major textbooks in the field. Corneal Topography in the Wavefront Era, a comprehensive textbook about the most important corneal imaging technology today, corneal topography, has become one of the most widely read textbooks in the corneal field in the world today. According to SLACK Inc., a major ophthalmic book publishing house located in Philadelphia, PA, Corneal Topography in the Wavefront Era has become SLACK’s #2 best seller of all time.


The world’s first major textbook dedicated to treating one of the most difficult-to-treat causes of sight loss, irregular astigmatism was also published by the foundation doctors in the past year. This new textbook, Irregular Astigmatism – Diagnosis and Treatment, was unveiled at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has since won critical acclaims by surgeons and educators throughout the world. According to Ming Wang, MD, PhD, the Foundation’s founder and clinical associate professor of ophthalmology of University of Tennessee and director of Wang Vision Institute, Irregular Astigmatism – Diagnosis and Treatment presents a comprehensive discussion of all major advances in the world in these corneal surgeries and will likely make a significant contribution for the research and education of the profession.


The Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit charity that helps patients who have severely injured corneas to undergo new sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge by its doctors. The Foundation has helped patients from over 40 states and over 55 countries worldwide. Besides the textbooks mentioned above, the Foundation’s doctors have also published a paper in the world-renowned journal Nature. Additionally, theyhold a US patent on a new biotechnology to restore sight and they performed the world’s first laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation


For more information about EyeBall 2008 and Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, please contact Alanna J. Napier (480-3816, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Ming Wang, MD, PhD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.wangfoundation.com.). To purchase EyeBall tickets, please contact Alanna Napier (contact above), Wang Foundation For Sight Restoration (a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization), 1801 West End Ave, Ste. 1150, Nashville , TN , 37203 , USA , (615) 321-8878(O), (615) 321-8874(fax).

Eyeball pictures

01sConngresswoman and EyeBAll 2012 chair Diane Black

martha_adamssFoundation patient Martha Adams who used to be blind and now can see!

02s“Dancing with the stars at EyeBall” three judges: Dr. Ming Wang, EyeBall 2012 Chair Congresswoman Diane Black and Danny Baye.

03sDr Ming Wang

04sVicki Yates, Jonathan Bungard, Juanita Simanekova, Rudy Kalis, Jennifer Kirksmith and Glen Casada.

05sEyeball invite on table

06sEyeBall scene with a big eye ball on screen

08sTN Congressman Glen Casada and Jennifer Kirksmith.

09sMing & Paris


Eyeball pictures


11sRudy Kalis and Juanita Simanekova.

  12sShirley Zeitlin and Dennis Woods.

  13sVicki Yates and Jonathan Bungard.

  14sDr Wang, Colleen Conway-Welch, and Ted Welch

15sAfrican dancer

16African drummers

17sJennifer Kirksmith and Dennis Woods

18sJennifer Kirksmith and Dennis Woods in practice

19sJuanita Simanekova and Jonathan Bungard.