Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Ly T. Nguyen

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 serves on the Board of Trustees for the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (terms 2016-2021) and 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.





Official CV and Awards

Dr. Ly Nguyen up close


  • Licences & Certifications
  • Research Publications
  • Awards & Honours

American Board of Ophthalmology, Board Certification, 2010-2020

Trabectome Trained Surgeon Certificate, 2018

State of Florida Medical Board, License No. 94908

Drug Enforcement Administration No. BN96111446

State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, Physician Training License No. 822

USMLE Part 3, 2003

Principal Investigator, University of Colorado Dept of Ophthalmology.  Determine the incidence of elevated intraocular pressure after phacoemulsification at an academic institution based on quality assurance data, 2005-2006.

Principal Investigator, University of Colorado Dept. of Ophthalmology.  Determine cause-effect relationship in delayed ischemic optic neuropathy after cataract surgery, 2004-2005.

Principal Investigator, University of Colorado Dept. of Ophthalmology.  Evaluate microscope-induced retinal phototoxicity after cataract surgery measured by optical coherence tomography, 2003-2004.

Research Fellow, JABSOM Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery.

Jorge G. Camara, M.D.  Evaluated the reliability of the Micro-Reflux Test in the diagnosis of partial nasolacrimal duct obstruction, 2001- 2002.

Research Fellow, JABSOM Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery.

Jorge G. Camara, M.D.  Analyzed the effectiveness of using a radiofrequency unit for harvesting conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery, 2002-2003.

Principal Investigator, JABSOM Dept. of Family Practice and Community Health.  Examined health status of Vietnamese immigrants in Hawaii, 1999-2002.

Women in Healthcare, Featured in Osceola Women’s Magazine, March 2018

Reader’s Choice Awards Osceola News Gazette Finalist, Kissimmee, FL, 2016, 2017

St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce Business of the Quarter, 2013, 2016

Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 3rd Place, 2013

Resident Research Award for excellent research presentation at the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology Annual Resident Research Day, 2004

Hawaii Medical Association Alliance Endowment Award for community service and academic achievement, 2002

 JABSOM Dean’s Award for outstanding poster presentation in Medical Student    Division at the JABSOM Annual Biomedical Sciences Symposium, 2001

 JABSOM Pacific/Asian Scholarship for academic achievement and commitment to serving the Pacific/Asian region, 2001

JABSOM Dean’s Travel Fund, 2001

Hawaii Medical Association Alliance Grant, 2001

JABSOM Dept of Family Practice & Community Health Research Grant, 2001






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