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

  • 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
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Choroideremia
  • Aniridia
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Deaf-Blind Disorders
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Uveitis
  • Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
  • 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


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



402 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

82 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

I received excellent treatment and follow up care from Dr. Wells. He is very clean and takes time to listen. He inspires confidence at a scary time.

Reviewed on Dec 08, 2018

He's excellent - I trust him completely with my eyes.

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

Very good - very kind.

Reviewed on Dec 03, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018

Dr. Wells seems to be a competent doctor and listened to my questions/concerns and provided answers.

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2018

Dr. Wells is A number one. Could not ask for better. Works well with staff and obviously respects them all.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Physician very interested in my problem explained all to me. Polite and caring... just seemed like he was very busy and apologized for my waiting time before I saw him - - - 45 minutes and 10 minutes with me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

They were all good.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

A wonderful physician, great bedside mannerism, thorough, caring, took time to acknowledge my family (driver). Was running late and was apologetic for the wait. I trust him and believe he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

He does his job very well!! He has his patient's concern as top concern. Never gets in a hurry - giving his patient time to ask questions or concerns!!

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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.