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



434 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

94 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

had a very pleasant experience

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

The 1st time I met Dr wells the wait time was very long. Y=The second time it was less and Dr Wells was very thorough in the exam and explained the tests done. He answered my concerns with patience.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Wells for months. I have never been disappointed.

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2019

Dr. Wells, aside from those characteristic described above, he allowed time for my condition to heal on its own and then selected surgery to fix my condition. His knowledge, experience and professionalism instilled confidence that I would get best of care.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

my provider is wonderful doctor, always answers to all my questions and always listening.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

thorough, encouraging, kind, conversion was two way, knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Most things were very good.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

Good experiences with my care provider.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2019


Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

Dr. Wells is outstanding in every way!

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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.