Michael Wells

Michael Wells, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 298 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 132 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
  • Aniridia
  • Albinism
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • 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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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 Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology
11/7/2010

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.

298 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Very caring, listens carefully,

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Above and beyond. Front desk receptionists were very accommodating.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Excellent provider.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Definitely very, very good. All my visits have been a genuine pleasure. Actually look forward to my visits. Does that sound weird?

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    I receive good care. Doctor shows personal attention & concern. Even a personal call regarding an insurance issue. Prompt resolution.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Good care

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2022

    Dr. Wells is an excellent physician!

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2022

    The doctor was very professional in dealing with me. He put me at ease before the testing and then explained the results in a way that I understood. He answered my questions and explained his answers in a way I easily understood.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Wells has reported no relationships with companies or entities.