Dr. Carol J. Ziel, MD

Dr. Carol J. Ziel, MD

Ophthalmology | Female | 61 years old

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Care Philosophy

I like to involve my patients in their care so that I can provide the best care for them and achieve the outcomes they desire. I was a nurse before becoming a doctor. This has helped me be a better listener so that I can understand what my patients need and want.Read more

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ABOUT ME I work at the Duke Eye Center in Winston Salem, NC. I specialize in the surgical treatment of...Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ziel to family and friends
2.7
based on 16 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (14)
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in Winston Salem, NC |
I would not recommend Dr. Ziel, because of her insulting manner. A DMV employee told me that if my doctor would provide a note saying my vision was okay, I wouldn't have to go back for a retest. When I asked her if she'd sign such a note, she said No, that I should "just go on back to DMV," that if she signed that, she would wind up "signing all kinds of things." That sounds irrational, and certainly insulting--apparently five seconds of her time was more valuable than two hours of mine.
in Winston - Salem, NC |
I am three days post op of second cataract surgery with Dr. Ziel. I am absolutely thrilled with the results of the multifocal lens. Dr. Ziel was extremely professional and her confident style was refreshing. I highly recommend Dr. Ziel and her staff. My experience with the multifocal lens is beyond amazing. I have perfect distance vision, intermediate and close up. No more glasses for me. Thank you!
in Winston Salem, NC |
I would not recommend this doctor. My outcome following surgery was not good. The waiting time for every appointment varied from 1 to 3 hours. Others in the waiting room were also complaining. It seems to be routine b/c they have a white board on which they post how far behind the doctor is---when I had waited 3 hours they posted 1 hr and 45 mins late. I notice there are no star ratings for wait time. Charges far exceeded what I was quoted.
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Dr. Ziel says...

ABOUT ME

I work at the Duke Eye Center in Winston Salem, NC. I specialize in the surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma care.

Cataract surgery can now be used to help patients see better without glasses. I use toric lens that treat astigmatism, and use multifocal lens that help people see far and near without glasses after cataract surgery. I also do laser cataract surgery. By talking to my patients I can help them determine which lens will give them the vision they want after cataract surgery.

I also specialize in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma using eye drops, laser treatment and surgery when necessary.

I like to involve my patients in their care so that I can provide the best care for them and achieve the outcomes they desire. I was a nurse before becoming a doctor. This has helped me be a better listener so that I can understand what my patients need and want. LANGUAGES I SPEAK English

Dr. Ziel's Care Philosophy

I like to involve my patients in their care so that I can provide the best care for them and achieve the outcomes they desire. I was a nurse before becoming a doctor. This has helped me be a better listener so that I can understand what my patients need and want.

Dr. Ziel says...

 work at the Duke Eye Center in Winston Salem, NC. I specialize in the surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma care.

Cataract surgery can now be used to help patients see better without glasses. I use toric lens that treat astigmatism, and use multifocal lens that help people see far and near without glasses after cataract surgery. I also do laser cataract surgery. By talking to my patients I can help them determine which lens will give them the vision they want after cataract surgery.

I also specialize in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma using eye drops, laser treatment and surgery when necessary.

Dr. Ziel says...

No stitch Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgey

Toric and Multifocal IOLs

Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment using eye drops, lasers, and surgery when necessary

Dr. Ziel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Ziel's Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Exotropia
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nystagmus
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Kentucky

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    U Ky Coll Med

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    U Ky Coll Med

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Ky

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma

Procedures Performed

  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery

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