Dr. Nicholas Schmitt, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Nicholas Schmitt, MD
Dr. Nicholas Schmitt, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Wayzata, MN. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Schmitt is affiliated with North Memorial Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (15)
in St Michael, MN |
Great care and follow up. My dad's eyes are so much better.
in Golden Valley,MN |
Patient and thorough physician. Answered all my questions. Even called me after the surgery. Very pleased with result.
in Edina, MN |
Great job Dr. Schmitt. My eyelids look great. Very nice and helpful staff.
in Mound,MN |
Excellent filler outcome. I am so very pleased.
in Minnetonka, MN |
Excellent surgeon. I love the results.
in Savage, MN |
Northwest Eye is as good as it gets. Dr. Schmitt took great care of my dad, and is recovering nicely from his surgery.
in St Paul, MN |
Excellent surgeon and doctor. My mother's eyelid reconstructive surgery went very well.
in Minnetonka, MN |
Great staff and doctor. Very satisfied with my outcome.
in Mound, MN |
Very meticulous doctor. Explained my dads skin cancer biopsy results and the surgical plan. All went well.
in Spring Park, MN |
Dr. Schmitt provided a very detailed exam and discussed a treatment plan with me. Surgery went smothly and I am on the road to recovery. I've have numerous compliments already.
in St. Michael, MN |
Gifted sculptor with fillers. You were right Dr. Schmitt - Belotero was the right voice for my eyelids.
in Wayzata, MN |
My 93 year old mother had a large eyelid cancer. The lid was nearly gone after the surgeon finished removing the cancer. I don't know how, but Dr. Schmitt managed to recreate an eyelid for her. She is doing well and we are very greatful.
in Eden Prairie, MN |
Very caring doctor. Took the time to listen and very complete examiner. Very much recommend.
Maple Grove, MN |
Very terse , I got the distinct impression that I was annoying him. In all fairness Dr. Schmidt seemed to be very busy and was not in the mood to give a complete overview of my condition, He also seemed not to have read the notes from the referring doctor He was not aware until I told him that I had plugs in tear ducts that had disolved. Referring MD told me that it would be his decision on what to do about the plugs.
in Wayzata, MN |
I waited for about a hour to see him. After meeting him and him taking a look at the cyst on my eyelid. He didn't waste anytime, he said he could remove it right then or I could make a appointment for a later date. I choose right then. He moved me to his surgical room numbed my eye and removed my cyst in 5 minutes. This man is probably the most competent doctor I've ever come across. I trust him and would recommend him to anyone. Both his assistants were very nice.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Allegheny U Hosp-Med Coll Penn (Drexel University College of Medicine)
  • Undergraduate School
    State University of New York At Buffalo

    Graduated in 1993

    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair