Michael Wells

Michael Wells, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 289 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 129 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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 health care 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,” 2018-2019
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
MD
7/31/2000 - 5/25/2004

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005

Residency

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2008

Rotating Residency

Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC

3/1/2007 - 6/30/2007

Rotating Residency

Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

11/1/2007 - 2/29/2008

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
1/1/2021

Academic Information

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

289 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

    Very good!

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

    He is THE BEST

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

    Very good!

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

    Excellent surgeon, great example of the best of humanity.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

    He did a good job of describing my problem and how I could help heal myself. Got to the underlying problem and helped me see how (what) to correct.

  • Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

    excellent

  • Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

    Dr. Wells is kind & compassionate. He is a good listener and always answers my questions completely. He is the best retinologist ever!

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2021

    Knew what he was doing.

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2021

    Care provider has a good bedside matter.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Wells has reported no relationships with companies or entities.