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
  • 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
  • Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative
  • Eye Manifestations
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Scleral Diseases
  • Angioid Streaks
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Geographic Atrophy
  • Retinal Dystrophies
  • Night Blindness
  • Choroid Hemorrhage
  • 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

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

556 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

104 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

While Dr. Ohr is a superb doctor, I believe the has become way too busy.

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2019

everything was very good. friendly and professional

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019

very knowledgeable, helpful, caring and excellent customer service

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019

good care. talks in a way you can understand and talks to you, not at you

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Everything was grear

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2019

Attentive;l never rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019

Dr. Ohr is simply the best all around. So personable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019

excellent physician in every way. very fortunate to have his excellent medical carr

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Ohr responded quickly to my mother, reassured her, treated her kindly and well, and made sure we were comfortable. He, too, was very patient and understanding.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Very friendly and professional. Answered all of my questions completely.

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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.