Dr. Thomas Ciulla, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

THOMAS A. CIULLA, M.D. P.C. 200 W 103rd St Ste 1050 Indianapolis, IN 46290 Get Directions
Dr. Thomas Ciulla, MD

Dr. Ciulla is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a nationally recognized expert in retinal disease.

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Midwest Eye Institute200 W 103rd St Ste 1050
Indianapolis, IN 46290
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Patient Comments (14)
Prospect, KY |
Dr. Ciulla was very helpful, courteous, and professional when I recently visited him for a detached retina. He explained exactly what the surgery would be like and the aftercare process. The office staff and nurses were all accommodating and friendly, in order to take care of my procedure. I was very much pleased with Dr. Ciulla and the staff at Midwest Eye Institute and would highly recommend them to others. My operation was a success and I have my vision completely restored again.
Greenwood, IN |
Doctor was awesome, staff was horrible rude and very unprofessional.
in Danville, IN |
I was referred to Dr. Ciulla because of a tear in my retina, later it became a partially detached retina, which required immediate surgery. He and his staff were very professional and made me feel very safe and reassured through the whole process. I pray I never have to go thru this again. Tho the exams and surgeries were painless and quick, the recovery seemed to go on forever! But with their care I came through safely and everything is back on track. Thank you to the doctor & staff!A+++++++
in Anderson, IN |
Having previously had 2 surgeries on my left eye for a torn / detached retina from an ophthalmologist in Muncie, starting 9Sep16. I sought a referral from my optometrist. Dr. Ciulla saw me in two days; along with the most thorough eye exam I've ever experienced. He actually told me "how" I was seeing at the time, and he was completely correct. Surgery was 1 week later. I cannot thank Dr. Ciulla enough for getting me in so quickly, and especially how I can now SEE! Highly recommended to anyone.
I am very grateful for my excellent result due to my eye surgery performed by Dr. Ciulla. He answered all my questions in a kind, calm manner. Dr. Ciulla and staff were reassuring and professional, and I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
in Brazil, IN |
my right t retina detached and tore in two places. In about 36 hours I had lost about 70% of my vision. The operating center was booked until 6:00 PM. Dr. Ciulla and his staff came in to do surgery on my eye. After surgery of 45 minutes to 1 hour, Dr. Ciulla told me we are 100% successful. My eye has healed and sight is as good as ever. I told Dr. Ciulla that “I thanked the Lord daily for him, his skills and for his team”. I would and do recommend Dr. Ciulla.
Dr Ciulla saved my mom's vision! He explained everything to my parents and I. His staff was friendly and efficient. It made a bad situation as good as it could be. I'd never heard of having a shot in your eye. It sounded so scary. It was so quick and virtually painless for my mom. She has since passed away, but she spoke very highly of Dr. C from the beginning. We were so lucky to be referred to such a great doctor. Thanks so much!!
in Indianapolis, IN |
Dr. Ciulla has been my eye doctor since I first visited him around August 1999. I was having trouble with my vision and did not know that I had a detached retina in my right eye. He was employed with the I.U. Medical Center and it was late in the day, near closing. He immediately performed surgery on my eye bur informed me beforehand that it may not work. It didn't and he subsequently placed a scleral buckle behind my eye. Later, the retina in my left eye detached and was repaired by laser.
in Anderson, IN |
He has zero concern for the patient's or families questions or concerns. Clearly a cattle hearder. Gave him two stars because he didn't kill my Mom. Period.
in Louisville, KY |
Another doctor performed 2 retinal operations, including an unnecessary schleral buckle, then said he couldn't help me any further and said I would never see better than the biggest E on the eye chart. Dr. Ciulla saved my sight with 2 less invasive surgeries, and now I have enough of my sight back to read with the help of glasses. Dr. Ciulla is knowledgable and has been doing retinal surgery a long time. If he recommends that you see a different specialist, then he certainly has a reason.
in Indianapolis, IN |
His only outcome measure was acuity so he will count my surgery as successful. But I still have the same problem with metamorphopsia that I had before surgery. It doesn't seem to matter to him that I can't see to do my work. I felt rushed with him and don't know if it was because he had to get back to the factory of patients or because he was uncomfortable knowing I still couldn't see.
in Columbus, IN |
Performed floater-removal surgery on both eyes for both me and my wife. Also, had to do retinal laser surgery on one of my eyes. Everything went very well. We followed all instructions and medication. Dr Ciulla was very patient with us and answered all our questions. After much research, he seemed to be the most qualified for miles around. We are every pleased and would HIGHLY recommend his services.
in Plainfield, Indiana |
Very rough while doing eye surgery. He messed up my eye muscle causing me to wear a thick lense to correct my vision. Not a good bedside manner
in Bloomington, IN |
Disappointing,pointless,treated like a waste of his time and absolutely no compassion. Wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy!!!! He told me I needed to see a Neuro opthomoligis But didn't help with referring me to anyone. He didn't even give me a full eye exam! I will drive to another state before ever going back to him!!! Wish I could give half stars or less. Doesn't deserve a full star!
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Dr. Ciulla is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a nationally recognized expert in retinal disease. 

Dr. Ciulla says...

Through Midwest Eye Institute, Dr. Ciulla performs clinical studies in macular and retinal diseases, with particular emphasis on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal occlusions. 

Dr. Ciulla'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 Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Harvard Med School

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Med School

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts Med School

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery