Dr. W Stephen Ku, MD

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Dr. W Stephen Ku, MD
Dr. W Stephen Ku, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Lewisville, TX. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Ku is affiliated with Medical City Lewisville.

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Dr. Ku's Reviews

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2.7
based on 33 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Ku's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Flower Mound, TX |
Dr. Ku has an unorthodox office policy of 'first come, first served' in lieu of 'first appt time, first served.' If you show up at 8:50am for your 9am appointment and 15 other people show up before you for their 9:30am & 9:45am appts, the 15 other people will be seen first. Dr. Ku set this policy and is happy with it, he told me, because it serves HIM best. It doesn't matter that you might expect to be seen in the vicinity of your appt time. Dr. Ku has put himself first. Be advised.
Justin, TX |
My mother has gone to Dr Ku for several years and treated her with utmost respect. I have gone to Dr Ku several years now and he has not treated me bad except this visit. I was so appauled with his staff and him that I am finding another Dr. He was so rude and told me to come back in 6 months. His techs are just as rude as he is. Never again will I go to him. there are many more Dr's in this town to choose from. He is not God.
in flower mound, tx |
This was the 3rd. time I went to N. Dallas Eye Assoc. for an eye exam, previously saw Dr. Elieff, but due to scheduling problem went with Dr. Ku. Visits make you feel like you are in a factory on an assembly line. Technicians due 90% of the work, you are lucky to spend 5 minutes with the doctors. In fact Dr. Ku introduced himself twice in the span of 20 seconds, like he forgot he already did it!? They asked if I wanted to schedule caterac surgery before looking at me? $225 presc. $40 more.$$$
Boyd, TX |
Worst bedside manner of any doctor I have seen, and I have seen a lot. Rushes through appointments and doesn't take time to ask/answer questions. It took me two visits to fit in all the necessary tests for one complete visit. Does not have the knowledge and expertise that I would expect from an opthamologist. I'll take the hour drive in traffic to downtown Dallas to see a qualified specialist over this eye doctor.
in Lewisville, Tx |
My husband just had cataract surgery with a serious Redna problem on top of it, he had since birth. My husband sees better than EVER in his whole life. He doesn't even need glasses for close up, only for driving, etc. Dr. Ku is incredibly knowledgable, a real professional and is so quick in analizing, that's why he doesn't have to spend too much time with us.
in Dallas, TX |
I've been going to Dr Ku for years, and I used to love coming here for my eye needs. The last few appointments however I have had to wait 45min-1 hour. It seems Dr Ku overbooks clients. I don't have time to spend 2.5 hours for an eye appointment, especially when my total time with the actual doc is about 5-10 min. He seems rushed when I do finally get to see him. His staff are ok, some nicer than others. Dr Ku is a great doctor and very knowledgeable, but I won't be returning.
in Frisco, TX |
Dr. Ku is attentive, competent, and professional. He is a highly capable ophthalmologist.
in Coppell, TX |
Basically, there is no easy (maybe none) way to cancel an appointment. No hours or operation are shown, only a telephone # that says the offices are closed even when he appointment is scheduled.
in Frisco, TX |
Front office staff was nice. Assts and staff preforming eye tests and evaluating eye vision was vary poor. Forgot twice to run me through the eye check process before being seen by Dr. Ku. Didn't have my prior records when needed that were taken at one office and sent to the other where they scheduled my 2nd appointment. Not much explanation when results were poor Did not reach expectations with vision. Will not recommend to anyone. Having eyes re-checked by another doctor
Lantana, TX |
As a doctor, he is ok, he needs better staff. The staff are the reason I changed doctors.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Meth Hospital Ind

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University School Of Med

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Washington University, St. Louis

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery