Fatoumata Yanoga

Fatoumata Yanoga, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 315 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 113 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a retinal specialist and surgeon, I have experience treating diabetic eye diseases, retinal vascular disorders, macular diseases, retinal detachments, complex diabetic retinal detachments and traumatic retinal detachments. My passion for eye care comes from the tremendous role vision has in our lives. I continue to study the latest and most innovative techniques for treating eye diseases in order to provide the highest quality care to my patients.

I believe the best way to care for patients is to understand their unique needs and to tailor the care to according to those needs. I approach each patient as if he or she was a member of my own family and I strive to give the kind of high quality individualized medicine I would want for my family.

Ohio State is a large institution with immense resources and cutting edge technologies. I wanted to be in an environment that fosters continuing education and learning, and the Department of Ophthalmology is just the right setting. With a large residency program and fellowship programs in multiple subspecialties, I have the opportunity to help train future generations of ophthalmologists.
  • Member, The American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Society of Retina Surgeons
  • Volunteer, The Ohio State University Free Clinic
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Award for Outstanding Teaching and Dedicated Service, 2017
  • Beem-Fisher Resident Paper Award, 2015
  • Keirnien’s Award for Highest Achievement in OKAP (Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program), 2014, 2015
  • Rabb-Venable Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology, 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Retina
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Wet Macular Degeneration
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Subretinal Fluid

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine - Urbana, Urbana, IL
8/1/2007 - 5/8/2011


Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015


New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2017

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient 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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

315 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

    All good. Clearly knows her business

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

    Very professional

  • Reviewed on Apr 11, 2022


  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2022

    Excellent, professional & caring.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2022

    The care provider saw that I had sample of medication to try to see if it worked.

  • Reviewed on Apr 05, 2022

    Dr. Yanoga explains everything very well. She is courteous and very attentive.

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2022

    She remember me and wanted to make sure all was good

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

    She was very nice.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Yanoga has reported no relationships with companies or entities.