Dr. Kathleen Leone, MD

Dr. Kathleen Leone, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kathleen Leone, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Wilmington, NC. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

1729 New Hanover Medical Park Dr

Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact Information

(910) 763-3601

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MedCost
  • 7 More

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 86% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leone has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leone to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Leone's 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 (14)
Southport, NC |
At my age I have been to a number of different doctors. Dr. Leone rates in the very top. She explains everything completely and listens carefully. I never felt rushed with her. Her friendliness is a welcome change from many doctors! She knows how to relate to people. I felt she saw me as not just another patient but also as a person. Her confidence and calm manner in explaining the surgery allowed me to go into it with no concerns or unnecessary worries. I can not recommend her enough!
in Camp Lejeune, NC |
I had a follow up eye appointment. I was in very good hands. Christine Garvin was very patient and kind. Ashlee was very helpful with all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Leone; she took such good care of me, I felt like family.
Waxhaw, NC |
Dr Leone is fantastic! She did my cateract surgery and corrected the astigmatism.The results are amazing. It is obvious that she is a dedicated professional while being very empathetic.
in Wilmington, NC |
Dr. Leone is extremely competent, professional in every way and truly is concerned for her patients. I felt completely at ease in her hands and confident that her surgery would be successful. Her follow up was outstanding. I would highly recommend her to any one seeking eye care or surgery.
in Swansboro, NC |
During October I had cataract surgery. Dr. Leone did the surgery at New Hanover Medical Center. I want t take the time to let you know how professional and courteous Dr. Leone and her staff were. From the moment I arrived until leaving everyone was so helpful and explained who they were and their role. Everyone provided what I consider World Class Customer Service.
in Southport, NC |
Very sweet, gentle way about her & she explains procedures well & what to expect. Seems genuinely interested in the patient on a personal level. Practice is well run, plenty of staff, not much wait time, all staff very pleasant. Practice is very well organized.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Was referred to Dr.Leone by my eye doctor in Myrtle Beach,SC and even though 100 miles away decided to take my doctors advise. Glad I did as it was worth the trip and the doctor was really excellent in all ways. I had a very good experience with her and she took very good care of my two cataract surgeries. You won't go wrong going to her. I now can see at a distance for the first time in years with 20/20 or 20/40 vision.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Excellent treatment from beginning to end through two cataract procedures. I received everything I expected and more. Everyone was professional, helpful and friendly. That says it all. Thanks Dr. Leone and the entire crew.
in Southport, NC |
Treats patients like people, not just a number. Listens to patient and responds in a way that a layman can understand. ????
in Wilmington, NC |
Dr. Leon was well recommended and I was not disappointed. She was friendly, competent, efficient and best of all the outcome of my cataract surgery has been outstanding. I constantly tell friends and associates of my positive experience.
in Wilmington, NC |
I had a refractive lens exchange with Dr. Leone in 2011 and my outcome was great. I recently noticed some decreased vision. I was able to see Dr. Leone quickly. I needed a laser treatment to clear some cloudiness that had developed. I appreciated the time she took to explain why the cloudiness had occurred and how the treatment works. My vision improved almost immediately.
in Wilmington, NC |
My eye sight has never been worse. I am going to have to have other surgeries to correct her mistake.
in Chadbourn |
I had an absolutely wonderful experience! I had Lasik surgery March 2015 and had great results! The preliminary testing was awesome and the staff was very friendly and personable! I have recommended Dr Leone and the staff to my friends! Wonderful beside manner and makes you feel like you are the only patient in her care that day and sits down to talk to you! I highly recommend Dr Leone and this practice!
in Hubert, NC |
Overall, my cataract surgery experience was not positive. During the preliminary exams in the Wilmington Office, the atmosphere seemed very impersonal. This was also true at the surgery center -- sort of like a cattle call. Dr. Leone herself was quite pleasant and did attempt to answer my questions but after that initial visit, it was very difficult to contact her or get a response to additional questions. I have not been satisfied with the follow-up visits by an optometrist.
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Dr. Leone accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Leone has admitting privileges

Dosher Memorial Hospital
924 N Howe St
Southport, NC 28461
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center
2131 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
240 Hospital Dr NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
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