About meMy ophthalmology specialty includes treatment of cataracts, ocular hypertension (pressure in eyes) and all forms of glaucoma.
I decided to become a doctor after working for an ophthalmologist during college. I enjoyed it and found it very rewarding. That's when I knew medicine would be a good field for me.
After my glaucoma fellowship, I chose Ohio State to be involved in medical education. I greatly valued my education here during medical school and as a resident, and wanted to give back.
My responsibilities include staffing the resident glaucoma surgeries and the residents who see our patients with glaucoma. I've truly enjoyed that.
Ohio State's Havener Eye Institute is a wonderful place to work. Our outstanding staff are friendly and excellent to work with. I enjoy working together with all of the other subspecialties. Our goal is to work as a team so our patients benefit from diverse expertise.
The greatest sense of accomplishment in my day is the ability to help slow or stop the progression of glaucoma. Sometimes it means coaching patients on how to take their medications and other times it involves helping them through surgery. I find my work very rewarding.
- Director, Glaucoma Division
- Contributor, several medical publications
- Lead author, ophthalmology consult textbook chapters
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017
- Best Doctor in America 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Received the Makley-Battles Teaching Award for excellence in residency teaching, 2013
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
- Optic Nerve Diseases
- Lens Diseases
- Artificial Lens Implant Migration
- Optic Disk Drusen
- Exfoliation Syndrome
- Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
- Aphakia, Postcataract
- Capsule Opacification
- Low Tension Glaucoma
- Ocular Hypotension
- Ocular Hypertension
- Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
- Glaucoma, Neovascular
- Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Locations where I practice
Education and training
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009
More about my work
Wills Eye Institute
7/1/2009 - 7/6/2010
American Board of Ophthalmology
255 Patient Satisfaction ReviewsThe patient satisfaction rating is an average of all responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.
4.8 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.8
- Listens Carefully 4.9
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
- Knows My Medical History 4.8
- Shows Respect 4.9
- Time Spent Together 4.8
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Sawchyn has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.