About our Physicians

dr-gene-bioRetina Specialist Dr. Eugene Ng

Dr. Ng is a Johns Hopkins and Harvard trained retina surgeon, and resides in Hawaii. He specializes in the management of complex retinal diseases, uveitis, and ocular trauma in adults and children. Dr. Ng is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ng completed his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in retina at The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed a second fellowship in pediatric retina and uveitis at Children’s Retina Institute in Los Angeles. Earlier, Dr. Ng was a research fellow in retina at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he conducted preclinical research on novel drugs for retinal diseases. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, including Nature Reviews, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Retina, and British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ng has extensive experience in the development of new drugs and medical devices for blinding eye diseases, and translating these developments to the bedside. As a researcher at Harvard, he led an effort in the preclinical development of Trovan (trovafloxacin), a novel antibiotic, for severe ocular infections. Later in his career, he served on the management team of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that developed Macugen (pegaptanib sodium), the first anti-VEGF agent for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration. Approval of Macugen by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) subsequently catalyzed the development of newer anti-VEGF drugs, which have now become the standard of care in the treatment of many retinal diseases worldwide. Following these experiences, Dr. Ng spent several years as an investor in biotechnology and medical device companies.

Dr. Ng currently serves on the clinical advisory board of biotechnology company Aerpio (diabetic retinopathy), and advises companies and investors on the development of new drugs for blinding eye diseases. He also remains active in clinical research. Dr. Ng is co-founder of Physicians Staffing Solutions, LLC, a virtual, back-office staffing and service support solution for medical practices

Dr. Ng graduated from medical school with Honors at The University of Western Australia in Perth. He also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Ng was born in Singapore and grew up in Australia. During his spare time, he enjoys surfing at Diamond Head and playing his 1967 Fender Telecaster guitar.

Dr. Ng resides in Honolulu, and is proud to provide the residents of Hawaii with outstanding and compassionate retina care at his offices on Oahu and the Big Island.

 

Ophthalmologist Dr. Nancy Lundblad

Dr. Lundblad is an ophthalmologist who is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a highly skilled clinician of over 20 years, much of which has been spent caring for patients in Hawaii. Dr. Lundblad helps with the care of patients primarily in the Hilo office of Hawaii Retina.

In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Lundblad also previously served as Medical Director at Hilo Medical Center on the Big Island. Her leadership and administrative responsibilities there included managing various specialty services within the hospital, as well as working with the John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawaii to establish a family medicine training program at Hilo Medical Center.

Dr. Lundblad completed her ophthalmology residency at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She graduated from medical school at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.

Dr. Lundblad earned B.A. with Honors from Harvard University in Boston. Her previous medical research experience was in the fields of ophthalmology and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Lundblad grew up in a small town in Iowa as the youngest in a family of eight children. She resides in Hilo with her husband Steven, who is a Professor Geology at University of Hawaii at Hilo.  In their free time, the Lundblads enjoy bicycling and swimming.

 

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