Michael Wells

Michael Wells, 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) 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.


  • 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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



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


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

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

My Department



445 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

108 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 07, 2019

Dr. Wells is a very caring, warm professional I feel he cares about me - my care - my progress.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019

Great guy. Always wiling to listen and explain as necessary whats going on without making me feel like he's in a hurry.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Thorough, courteous, safety precautions taken, communication skills excellent, did not feel rushed, could tell he cared about my health.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

He is great. I love him.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

Dr. Wells has been very competent and concerned about my eyes.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Wells is wonderful! Respectful, professional, highly skilled, and communicative. A++.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Always cares about me and my condition. Total wait time seems quite long for a fairly easy procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2019

All good.

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2019

Dr. Wells is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2019

Did a very thorough exam, listened to my questions and concern, and answered my questions. He explained my results and was receptive to my concern. He explained what was causing my concern and how to deal with it.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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