Matthew Ohr

Matthew Ohr, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Wright State University School of Medicine
5/28/2004

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

474 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

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2018

He is excellent and I have confidence in him

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2018

Gave a great explanation of problem and how to monitor it.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr. Ohr was excellent at my 1 day follow up appointment. He was professional, timely and personable. He genuinely seems to care about my vision & was supportive and clear about next steps. I have put off having surgery for years, until I met Dr. Ohr. He truly is a brilliant doctor and I greatly appreciate his time & talents.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

He's great - competent, kind, a good listener. That's why I chose him for my second surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 09, 2018

knows my past opthamologist, very knowledable

Reviewed on Sep 09, 2018

Very good experience with doctor. Would recommend to anyone -

Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018

Always considerate. Easy to talk to. Very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018

The care provider was very courteous, & professional in his work.

Reviewed on Sep 03, 2018

All Good

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Very good and professional

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Ohr has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Iridex
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals