Dr. Alan Wagner, MD

Dr. Alan Wagner, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Alan Wagner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.Read his story

1800 Republic Rd Ste 102

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Wagner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wagner "Dr. Alan Wagner is a board-certified physician and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. An ophthalmologist who specializes in vitreoretinal surgery, he diagnoses and treats a wide range of health issues commonly associated with the eyes. In 1987, Dr. Wagner established the Wagner Macula & Retina Center in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina. Dr. Wagner earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. At the Weill Cornell University Medical Center, he was a Dyson fellow in surgery associated with vitreoretinal disease. His medical specialties include the diagnoses and treatment of conditions that affect both the macula and the retina of the eye. A highly skilled surgeon, he is internationally known for the treatment of retinal disease. Dr. Wagner has worked extensively with pediatric eye disorders as well as conditions associated with diabetes. He has experience working with diabetic retinopathy management, macular degeneration, ocular cancers and retinal diseases. Dr. Wagner has spoken at many different events and has been published in medical journals as well as in peer-reviewed publications. He presented some of his most well-known lectures to colleagues in both Europe and the United States, covering topics such as surgical device design, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and international healthcare delivery models. Dr. Wagner works extensively throughout the state of Virginia and the rest of the United States. As a member of the Secretariat of State Affairs for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he has represented Maryland, the District of Columbia and his home state of Virginia. He is the acting president of the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to his tenure as a past president of the Virginia Beach Medical Society, Dr. Wagner serves not only the medical community but his community as well. He works with many charitable organizations and strives to continually offer his services to committees that work toward the advancement of both technology and healthcare."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wagner "Dedicated to caring for our patients like family, our goal is to both restore your sight and provide you with an outstanding experience. Wagner Macula & Retina Center combines innovative treatments and technology with five star service, compassion, one hour treatment visits, same day appointments and convenient locations across Hampton Roads, Virginia."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

109  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Goiter
  • Gynecomastia
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyphema
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Obesity
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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11  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Cornell University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wagner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wagner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wagner to family and friends
67 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

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Dr. Wagner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Alan Wagner is arrogant, impatient and condescending. He may be a good surgeon for some but lacks understanding of his own limitations. The complaints on this site are warranted.
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Dr. Wagner is the absolute greatest!!!!! you do have to wait a while but he's worth the wait.
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Dr. Wagner came in with the confidence that he knew what my questions would be and what I hoped to achieve. There are several other items I wished to discuss but I felt I had not been heard It was apparent that Dr. Wagner was in a hurry, the waiting room was full when I arrived and he saw many...more
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My wife suffered for two years and through two surgeries with a local doctor to try to gain vision in her right eye. Each time we became frustrated there was always another excuse as to why she was not getting better. We left that practice and were referred to Dr. Wagner. One surgery later, my wife...more
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I have been seeing Dr. Wagner for several years. The office experiences and the technical experiences have been very pleasant and informative. As for Dr. Wagner, I believe that he is the best and most knowledgable Doctor in his field. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of...more
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