Dr. William Whitson, MD

Dr. William Whitson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. William Whitson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

901 E 86th St

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Contact Information

(317) 844-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Whitson "Welcome to Whitson Vision, your complete medical and surgical eye care specialists. Our doctors have provided thousands of LASIK surgeries in Indianapolis and surrounding communities of Indiana with personalized and devoted eye care. Every member of our Whitson Vision team is dedicated to providing excellent patient care. Our company motto is "Patient Care First", and we will work hard to make you feel like you are our priority throughout every step of your care with us at Whitson Vision. Dr. Whitson has received the Best Doctors in America award every year since 1996 and ranks among the top 5% of physicians nationally."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

99  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • 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
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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34  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • St Joseph Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Iowa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Trusted Lasik Surgeons, 2010, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-2012
  • Ophthalmologist of the Year, 1998
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whitson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitson to family and friends
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Whitson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Whitson takes time with his patients and is very thourgh with the eye exams. His staff is very accomodating and helpfull. Dr. Whitson did my Cataract Surgery and his whole team was the best ever. I would definitely recomend Dr. Whitson to anyone friend or foe. From: TimC, Terre Haute, IN.
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I had cataract surgery with Dr Whitson and my results were excellent. He makes sure that you understand every aspect of the procedure. My surgery was complex in that I was extremely nearsighted with a good amount of farsightedness. I also had a very high degree of astigmatism. I am able to drive,...more
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