John Ling, M.D.


John Ling, M.D. is a board-certified fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist. Dr. Ling earned his Bachelors of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering at the prestigious Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN before going on to earn a masters from Boston University. After obtaining his medical degree from Indiana University, Dr. Ling went on to do his internship in internal medicine at UC Irvine and then his comprehensive ophthalmology training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During residency Dr.Ling trained at the world renowned Houston Methodist Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center focusing on neuro-ophthalmology and ocular oncology. After residency Dr. Ling returned to UC Irvine to complete his glaucoma fellowship at the highly regarded Gavin Herbert Eye Institute under the mentorship of Drs. Sameh Mosaed M.D. , Anand Bhatt M.D., and Ken Lin M.D.. At SoCal eye Dr. Ling performs cataract surgery and a wide range of minimally invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS) including Xen Gel Stent, iStent, Kahook Dual Blade, Trabectome, and iTrack as well as trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices.

Dr. Ling has been active in medical research since his undergraduate years at Vanderbilt where he helped publish multiple manuscripts in cardiology, since that time he has continued to have been published in many well esteemed ophthalmology journals and presented his work at numerous national meetings. Dr. Ling is working on bringing more clinical trials to Socal Eye in both glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology.

 Hobbies, Interests & Activities

Skiing, Sailing, Cycling, Surfing, Photography

Education & Training:

2019 Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
2018-2019 Fellowship Glaucoma University of California Irvine Health, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
2015-2018 Ophthalmology Residency Houston Methodist/MD Anderson/UT Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2014-2015 Internship – Internal Medicine University of California Irvine, Orange, CA
2010-2014 Medical School – MD Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2003-2007 Undergraduate Degree Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN