Dr. Helen Wu, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Helen Wu, MD

Dr. Helen Wu, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center.

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Boston, MA |
I took my Dad here and we waited 7 hours. Saw every student in Boston before seeing Wu. All she wanted was for him to have cataract surgery. She gave no details and just kept pushing the operation. I have zero need to line her pocketbook. Should be ashamed of herself
Marlborough, MA |
I took my mother to see Dr. Wu in Boston and like others we waited about 3 hours. It would have taken less than 30 minutes if her and her staff were more efficient. We spent most of the time waiting... Not sure how she is as a surgeon as my mom's eye sight is not better after the surgery.
in Franklin, MA |
Laser Surgery - Dr. Wu did a great job from initial consult to follow-up call post-surgery. Very caring doctor who took the time to explain procedure in detail and answered all my questions. Highly recommend her.
in Malden, MA |
I am a paramedic who was referred to Dr. Wu by a coworker who had a great experience getting laser vision correction several years ago. Dr. Wu explained the procedure to me and took a LOT of time to answer all of my many questions about which type of correction was best for me and why, and my concerns about aftercare and healing time. My results (I had PRK done) were amazing! The office staff and other doctors supporting Dr. Wu's care are outstanding and helped make the whole experience great!
in Boston, MA |
I just had PRK eye surgery last Thursday performed by Dr. Wu and I am so glad I did! The procedure was quick and painless. In fact, I haven't felt any pain whatsoever, just a bit of scratchiness in one eye. From my first consultation, I was greeted with smiles and kindness from the receptionist Linda as well as from all techs, assistants (Christine, Amanda), Dr. Stejna and Dr. Wu. They were able to answer all my questions and gave me specific pre and post op instructions. I highly recommend it!
in Biston, MA |
I had been seeing Dr. Wu for about 8 years, but will NEVER return. You have to wait a minimum of 3-31/2 hours to see her. You see 2,3 or 4 technicians prior to seeing her. When you finally do get to see her, she is completely frazzle. At my last appointment she literally ran in for 30 seconds asked me a question and ran off to the next patient. The tech. wrote me an eyeglass prescription which I spent $750 on new glasses that made me DIZZY. This place is shameful and disgusting.
Milford, NH |
I have been a patient of Dr Wu for over 10 years. I have the highest confidence in her expertise and her judgement. She combines her exceptional skills with a compassion that I find uncommon among medical professionals today. Dr Wu is a wonderful Doctor and a caring human being.
in Tewksbury, MA |
Be prepared to be seen by at least 3 techs before you see Dr. Wu and wait 3-5 hours in the waiting area. The office is too busy to get good, personalized care. Everyone is stressed and just wants to get to the next person. She doesn't even have time to read your notes that have been taken by 3 techs! Most times you wait so long that the office is closed and you can't get another tests completed or you can't schedule your next appointment. Don't go here!
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Michigan Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Kellogg Eye Center University Michigan

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy