Dr. William Ashford, MD

Dr. William Ashford, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o
38 reviews

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Dr. Ashford specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Madison, MS. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Ashford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (14)
in Madison, MS |
My initial visit was with my 90 yr old father in law. I have know Bill Ashford for almost 40 years but was hesitant about mixing friendship with business. After seeing how he handled my father in law with patience as well as knowledge, I decided to make an appointment myself. My experiance was better than expected. No wonder Bill is so successful. Looking forward to Bill taking care of my eyes for a long time. THANK YOU, Sally
in Florence, Ms |
Staff very professional and friendly. Dr. Ashford was informative of procedures and did a great job
in Meridian, MS |
I am very pleased with Dr. Ashford, who updated my prescription and explained my vision situation. He also performed a miracle on my wife's eyes when he removed her cataracts and implanted lenses. We can now see! Thank you Dr. Ashford.
in Raymond, MS |
Professional, thorough, fast and extremely friendly.
in Ridgeland, MS |
Excellent knowledge of eye and eye problems. He saw me promptly when my problem did not resolve.
in Brandon, MS |
Simply a great doctor with wonderful skills. A friend of my father's, and as my father, Dr. Ashford conducts his professional affairs with compassion and a true desire to help his patients with a comfortable "bedside manner" that has "seemed" to have been lost in many doctors of present day.
in Jackson, MS |
After years of using eye drops for Glaucoma, Dr. Ashford took extra effort to examine and diagnose that the problem was not that, but just the overtly curvature of my eye. He and his staff are always pleasant and very thoughtful.
in Ridgeland, MS |
This is a great place with really good caring Doctors and staff! You are usually seen on time or within minutes of your scheduled appointment. Treatment is well explained and prompt! The staff is very courteous and caring! Dr Ashford is the best and cataract surgery went like a textbook case and the result was 20/20 with no complications! Most important is that you don't have to wait for an emergency appointment!
in BRANDON/Castlewoods MS |
Skill and trustworthiness are my reasons for Dr. Ashford
in Ridgeland, MS |
Dr. Ashford is very good. He is efficient and stays close to schedule. I feel I get good care from him. He doesn't explain much unless you ask. Explanations are short and to the point. I am usually in and out for annual checkup in 30 minutes including refraction and dilation. I appreciate that he helps me make best decisions for me taking cost into account.
in Ridgeland, MS |
Great experience very caring and I can see now better than ever before.
in Jackson, MS |
I have been a patient of Dr. Ashford for many years. He is an experienced surgeon, having performed a lasik procedure for me several years ago with excellent results. I would recommend Dr. Ashford without hesitation.
in Brandon, MS |
Dr. Ashford was absolutely fabulous! He was very kind and patient with me and my many questions. He explained everything that was wrong with my eyes in a way that I could understand them. I would definitely recommend him.
Jackson, MS |
Dr. Ashford was absolutely terrible. He spent approximately 2 minutes with me. Did not explain anything, barely did trial and error to find the proper prescription, and got an attitude when he misunderstood my problem/ what I was asking. Not to mention it was more expensive than any other eye appointment I have EVER had by over $100.
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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    University Of Mississippi

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    University Miss Hospital

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    University Miss Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor Affil Hosps

    Completed in 1980

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Mississippi

    Graduated in 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery