Dr. Wei Huang is an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye exams & routine eye care, glaucoma, cataracts, femto laser-assisted cataract surgery, and diabetic eye care in the Huntersville, NC area. She received her medical degree and doctorate from the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, China. She did a glaucoma research fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School in 2006, and then had a second glaucoma fellowship at Duke Eye Center in 2014. Her internal medicine internship was at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and her ophthalmology residency at Duke Eye Center. She is board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation.
Dr. Huang practices in our Huntersville (10305 Hamptons Park Drive, Suite 201, Huntersville, NC) office. To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.
Education & Fellowship
Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 1996
Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 2002
Glaucoma Research Fellowship. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006
Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, 2009
Ophthalmology, Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC, 2012
Glaucoma, Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC, 2014
Associations & Memberships
Board Certified by:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, or FLACS, replaces many of the steps during cataract surgery that require a blade and softens the cataract, allowing for an easier and smoother removal. In addition, the laser corrects mild astigmatism by relaxing the cornea at a precise depth, length, and orientation in a more precise and effective manner compared to manual, hand-made incisions. It can also improve the quality of vision by reducing some visual aberrations, it expands the visual range of astigmatism-correcting lens implants, and it may enhance the quality and range of near vision in extended range lens implants.
Carolinas HealthCare System Huntersville - Top Performer in Patient Experiece, 2015-2018
Heed Foundation Fellowship, 2013
K. Alexander Dastgheib M.D. Eye Surgery Award, which recognizes a Duke-trained ophthalmologist who demonstrates excellence in eye surgery and surgical judgment, 2012
Heed Foundation Resident Retreat, 2011
Duke Eye Center: Machemer Research Award, 2009
Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting - Best Basic Research Poster Award, 2006
ARVO Travel Grant Recipient of Retina Research Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence, 2004
Dr. Huang has given continuing education talks including:
"Normal Tension Glaucoma: What's Normal and What's Not Normal?"
"Glaucoma and Cataract: Can We Kill Two Birds With One Stone?"
"What's New in Glaucoma?"
Last year the glaucoma
worsened to the point that surgery on both eyes was required. Dr. Huang
carefully studied my abnormally frail eyes and concluded surgery would be safe. My pool game has distinctly improved, and I can look forward to major improvements in my tennis. Dr. Huang
is obviously a medical prodigy, and at the same time she’s unusually caring with each patient. - Ed B.
Williams AM, Huang W, Muir KW, Stinnett SS, Stone JS, Rosdahl JA. Identifying risk factors for blindness from primary open-angle glaucoma by race: a case–control study. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 20; 12:377-383.
Wei Huang, Gourong Li, Jianming Qiu, Pedro Gonzalez, Pratap Challa. Protective effects of Resveratrol in Experimental Retinal Detachment. PLOS One. 2013 Sep 11;8(9):e75735
Guorong Li, Coralia Luna, Iris D. Navarro, David L. Epstein, Wei Huang, Pedro Gonzalez and Pratap Challa. Resveratrol Prevention of Oxidative Stress Damage to Lens Epithelial Cell Cultures Is Mediated by Forkhead Box O Activity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 21; 52(7):4395-401.
Wei Huang, John Fileta, Ian Rawe, Juan Qu, and Cynthia L. Grosskreutz. Calpain Activation in Experimental Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010; 51 (6): 3049-54
Wang DY, Ray A, Rodgers K, Ergorul C, Hyman BT, Huang W, Grosskreutz CL. Global gene expression changes in rat retinal ganglion cells in experimental glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Aug; 51(8):4084-95.
Ergorul C, Ray A, Huang W, Wang DY, Ben Y, Cantuti-Castelvetri I, Grosskreutz CL. Hypoxia inducible factor-1? (HIF-1?) and some HIF-1 target genes are elevated in experimental glaucoma. J Mol Neurosci. 2010 Oct; 42(2):183-91.
Ergorul C, Ray A, Huang W, Darland D, Luo ZK, Grosskreutz CL. Levels of vascular endothelial growth factor-A165b (VEGF-A165b) are elevated in experimental glaucoma. Mol Vis. 2008 Aug 18; 14:1517-24.
Fileta JB, Huang W, Kwon GP, Filippopoulos T, Ben Y, Dobberfuhl A, Grosskreutz CL. Efficient estimation of retinal ganglion cell number: a stereological approach. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 May 15; 170(1):1-8.
Wei Huang, John B. Fileta, Theodoros Filippopoulos, Adam Dobberfuhl, Cynthia L. Grosskreutz. Heat Shock Protein 27 phosphorylation in Experimental Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007; 48 (9): 4129-35
Wei Huang, John B. Fileta, Yan Guo, Downregulation of Thy1 in retinal ganglion cells in experimental glaucoma. Current Eye Research 2006; 31(3): 265-71
Wei Huang, John B. Fileta, Adam Dobberfuhl, Theodoros Filippopolous, Yan Guo, Gina Kwon, Cynthia L. Grosskreutz. Calcineurin Cleavage Is Triggered By Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Calcineurin Inhibition Blocks Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Experimental Glaucoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2005; 102:12242-12247
Huang W, Dobberfuhl A, Filippopoulos T, Ingelsson M, Fileta JB, Poulin NR, Grosskreutz CL. Transcriptional upregulation and activation of initiating caspases in experimental glaucoma. American Journal of Pathology 2005; 167: 673-681
Huang W, Wang L, Yuan M, Ma J, Hui Y. Adrenomedullin Affects Two Signal Transduction Pathways and the Migration in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004; 45:1507-13.