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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


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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75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2018

Was pleased with his help and manner.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr. Oostra was very thorough, concerned and explained everything so we could understand. He was very personable & friendly and very accommodating because we had to travel from clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 06, 2018

Aside from a l;ong wate after the assistant saw me until the Doctor came in, everything else was satisfactory

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2018

They referred me to another eye clinic to find out what was going on. My insurance was about to expire. They made an extra effort to get an alinement in time.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018

I had to switch from Dr. Manger to Dr. Oostra. As it turns out I couldn't be happier. Dr. Oostra is excellent at explaining procedures and has given me exceptional care.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

didn't seem too concerned about my eye issues, and vague about whether the treatment plan would work or not

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2018

good -- I am a long time patient of Dr. Mauger -- this is my first visit with Dr. Oostra

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Very nice understanding doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018


Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

very helpful and efficient. patient in discussing concerns.

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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.