Dr. Lucas Wendel, MD

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Dr. Lucas Wendel, MD
Dr. Lucas Wendel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Iowa City, IA. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Wendel is affiliated with Washington County Hospital and Clinics, Henry County Health Center, Keokuk Area Hospital and Mercy Iowa City.

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Dr. Wendel's Care Philosophy

I believe in establishing a relationship with patients based on mutual respect and cooperation. While modern medical care is complex and care is nuanced, I strive to educate patients and allow them to make decisions that are true to their values and goals. I also believe in creating a joyful environment filled with levity and gratitude.

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Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Iowa City, IA2629 Northgate Dr
Iowa City, IA 52245
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Dr. Wendel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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I will miss this incredible doctor very much. It was my good fortune to be one of his Fletcher address patients on his first day. I received excellent care, advice, attention to details from that day forward. He took such good care of my eyesight. Thank you Dr Wendel.
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Dr. Wendel's Care Philosophy

I believe in establishing a relationship with patients based on mutual respect and cooperation.  While modern medical care is complex and care is nuanced, I strive to educate patients and allow them to make decisions that are true to their values and goals.  I also believe in creating a joyful environment filled with levity and gratitude.

Dr. Wendel says...

I am fellowship trained in the medical treatment of retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vascular diseases. I also practice general ophthalmology including cataract surgery.  This is an uncommon combination in today's highly specialized world of ophthalmology, however, it is a combination that allows me to treat a wide variety of eye diseases and gives me access to many of the exciting advances in modern ophthalmology.

Dr. Wendel says...

I perform retinal lasers and intravitreal injections for the treatment of retinal disease, and perform cataract surgery including multifocal lenses and toric lenses for astigmatism.

Dr. Wendel'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia

    Graduated in 2006

  • Internship Hospital
    Macneal Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Notre Dame

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy