Michael Wells

Michael Wells, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology

Appointments: (614) 293-8116

About Me

My retinal ophthalmology expertise includes managing eye conditions involving the retina and vitreous, a gel-like substance in the eye.

I see patients with diverse problems that range from color vision defects and night blindness to retinal vascular disease. The retina is a vital part of the eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. I treat retinal eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment repair.

Other conditions treated include diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The macula, at the center of retinal tissue, provides sharp, central vision. Early detection of AMD and other eye diseases can prevent or slow vision loss.

From comprehensive eye exams to complex surgery, I take time to treat each patient as an individual. I balance the most advanced care with personalized treatment.

At Ohio State, we collaborate with other physicians and healthcare professionals who share the highest standards of care. By combining our expertise and resources, we offer patients the best possible care.

Highlights

  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2018
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Educates and mentors physicians
  • Lectures, retinal disease and surgical techniques
  • Co-investigator, retina clinical trials

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Spanish

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Scleral Diseases
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Choroideremia
  • Gyrate Atrophy
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal
  • Eye Infections, Parasitic
  • Uveitis
  • Aniridia
  • Albinism
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Color Vision Defects
  • Night Blindness
  • Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Myopia, Degenerative
  • Deaf-Blind Disorders
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Baylor
5/25/2004

Residency

Ophthalmology
University of North Carolina Hospitals
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2008

Fellowship

Ophthalmology/Retina
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
11/7/2010

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

336 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2018

Dr. Wells's is an awesome doctor

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

I see Dr. Wells every 6 wks. for my eye care.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Never a bad experience. Dr. Wells is great.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

He is very helpful explaining information

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

good

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2018

good

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Good visit

Reviewed on Jun 02, 2018

Excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 02, 2018

Dr. Wells is the best. Great dr.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

I believe dr. Wells is very knowledgeable. he's very thorough in the examinations. he answers all the questions and explain things very well. Even if they are not what I like to hear.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Wells has reported no relationships with companies or entities.