Dr. Emanuel Wilkes, MD

Dr. Emanuel Wilkes, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Emanuel Wilkes, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology.

822 22nd St

Columbus, GA 31904

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wilkes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Wilkes's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wilkes "I believe that holistic wellness of the individual and traditional medicine are essential to the optimal wellness of my patients. I urge my patients to take preventative measures through healthy lifestyle decisions to promote optimum wellness of their vision, and encourage my patients to get regular eye exams for early detection of diseases of the eye. When treatment is necessary, I do everything in my power to restore my patient's vision to peak efficiency."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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26  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Tougaloo College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Colum Presby Hosp/es Harkne
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wilkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wilkes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wilkes to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wilkes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I would highly recommend Dr. Wilkes to anyone needing treatment or exam for their eyes.
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