Michael Wells

Michael Wells, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 552 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 160 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 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,” 2018-2019
  • 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

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Choroideremia
  • Gyrate Atrophy
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal
  • Eye Infections, Parasitic
  • Uveitis
  • Albinism
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Aniridia
  • Scleral Diseases
  • Color Vision Defects
  • Night Blindness
  • Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Myopia, Degenerative
  • Deaf-Blind Disorders
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
  • 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
11/7/2010

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.

552 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 Jun 19, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

    Have visited with Dr. Wells many times about my eye issue. He always listens and makes me feel comfortable in asking questions in dealing with it.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

    All good

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2020

    Thank you for everything!

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2020

    Dr. Wells is an excellent surgeon and he ias always on this game.

  • Reviewed on May 31, 2020

    Took his time with me; responsive and respectful; clearly explained his findings.

  • Reviewed on May 29, 2020

    Professional, highly skilled, articulate, concerned, empathic, responsive, human.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2020

    I was explained everything about my visit

  • Reviewed on May 19, 2020

    Outstanding in every respect. The best!

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2020

    all good

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Wells has reported no relationships with companies or entities.