Matthew Ohr

Matthew Ohr, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 652-2600

About Me

My areas of specialization include vitreoretinal and corneal diseases. I diagnose and manage eye conditions involving the retina, vitreous (clear gel in the back of the eye), cornea (outer layer) and other structures.

Retinal conditions that I treat include retinal detachment, retinal vascular occlusive disease, diabetic retinopathy and others. Through early intervention and ongoing care, we can prevent and manage many potentially blinding eye conditions. Treatment may involve medical, surgical or other measures.

I perform refractive (vision correction) surgery, as well as surgically repairing dislocated lenses. I also treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in those over 60 years of age.

I am especially interested in advanced imaging technologies, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT). This uses light waves to obtain detailed cross-sectional images of the eye. These images help us to clearly detect and treat problems.

Combining state-of-the-art treatment with personalized care is important to me. This includes listening to my patients, communicating clearly and treating each individual with compassion.

I enjoy working at Ohio State's Havener Eye Institute. It is widely recognized for leadership and excellence, and it's a privilege to be part of that.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2018
  • Associate professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Director, Retina Division

Additional Languages I Speak

  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Orbital Diseases
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Ophthalmology
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Cancers
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Eye Injuries
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Susac Syndrome
  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
  • Choroid Hemorrhage
  • Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Scleral Diseases
  • Angioid Streaks
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Eye Manifestations
  • Retinal Cancers
  • Retinal Perforations
  • Uveal Diseases
  • Gyrate Atrophy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal
  • Eye Infections, Parasitic
  • Artificial Lens Implant Migration
  • Iritis
  • Eye Pain
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Albinism
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Keratitis, Herpetic
  • Weill-Marchesani Syndrome
  • Scleritis
  • Geographic Atrophy
  • Retinal Dystrophies
  • Night Blindness
  • Anterior Capsular Rupture, Ocular
  • Eye Infections, Viral
  • Panuveitis
  • Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
  • Keratitis, Dendritic
  • Macular Edema
  • Aphakia, Postcataract
  • Posterior Capsular Rupture, Ocular
  • Choroiditis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Capsule Opacification
  • Retrobulbar Hemorrhage
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular
  • Onchocerciasis, Ocular
  • WAGR Syndrome
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Choroideremia
  • Aphakia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Aniridia
  • Pemphigoid, Benign Mucous Membrane
  • Aicardi Syndrome
  • Hyphema
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Retinal Drusen
  • Deaf-Blind Disorders
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Usher Syndromes
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Juvenile Epithelial of Meesmann
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Retinal Necrosis Syndrome, Acute
  • Uveitis, Posterior
  • Albinism, Oculocutaneous
  • Hermanski-Pudlak Syndrome
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal Vasculitis
  • Uveal Cancers
  • Alstrom Syndrome
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Choroid Tumors
  • Eye Diseases, Hereditary
  • Lens Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Telangiectasis
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Albinism, Ocular
  • Lens Subluxation
  • Uveitis
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Wet Macular Degeneration
  • Retinoschisis
  • Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
  • Wolfram Syndrome
  • Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Ophthalmia, Sympathetic
  • Walker-Warburg Syndrome
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Cataract

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Residency

Ophthalmology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2008

Fellowships

Ophthalmology/Cornea
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

Ophthalmology/Retina
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cole Eye Institute
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
11/15/2009

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

526 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

94 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Ohr understood my concerns & was interested in how he could help resolve them. I could tell he understood thoroughly why those concerns were important to me & was very pleased with his whole attitude about it.

Reviewed on Dec 06, 2018

He was very approachable and took the time to explain things and genuinely asked me if I had any questions or concerns. He did not rush out of the room after our visit like most doctors do.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Dr. Ohr is timely and always takes the time to answer my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 02, 2018

Dr Oht is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

THE BEST A++++.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018

He's great. He always discussed the results of my OCT test and his recommendation for continued care.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Dr ohr was quite engaging - a great visit!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. L. was wonderful. Very thorough. Answered all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 07, 2018

It was the best I could get.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Ohr has reported no relationships with companies or entities.