Tyler Oostra

Tyler Oostra, MD

  • 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.

About Me

As an ophthalmologist and corneal specialist, I specialize in medical and surgical care for corneal disease including keratoconus, Fuch’s corneal dystrophies, corneal transplants, corneal cross-linking and cataract surgeries. I find my work very meaningful and love restoring people’s sight. I also have extensive training in LASIK surgery and the treatment of cataracts, dry eye and pterygium.

My research interests include keratoconus, Salzmann’s nodular degeneration, infectious keratitis and conjunctival flap surgery.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the variety of patients and conditions that I have the opportunity to treat. I treat routine conditions such as cataracts, as well as complex conditions like corneal transplantation. My colleagues and I work together as a team to care for patients with some of the most challenging eye conditions.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and extended family, and rooting for the Buckeyes, of course!


  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Participated in multiple mission trips to Guatemala and Ghana
  • Recipient, Havener Eye Institute Fellow’s Teaching Award for outstanding contributions to resident education
  • Authored several publications and presented at numerous local and national meetings

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Uveal Diseases
  • Pterygium
  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Iris Diseases
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eye Syndromes

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2017 - 1/1/0001

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118 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

the doctor was patient, knowledge. He listened to me and was attentive

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

He seemed a bit indifferent and unconcerned, but he was pretty solid and professional for the most part. I guess he didn't feel my condition was anything serious since it had been over 3 months since the injury occurred, and because I supposedly scored a high mark with that eye on the test. However, the eye didn't, and I'm not sure it ever will, return to the level of clarity it had prior, and it is now at a deficit behind the other eye, which is enough of a contrast to now require glasses in order to ward off a headache and strain.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Very friendly but also very young looking.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

He was knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

A very nice young man. We have to have more time together to know how things will go. Dr. Oostra is taking over a lot of new people and I understood his being late to see us. He apologized.

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

Doctor is very good, he listens carefully and provided with better insight.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I got good experience from my care provider. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Very good treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

He seemed very good. He answered my questions and was nice.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

very professional very straightforward and very honest

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Oostra has reported no relationships with companies or entities.