Dr. William Wood, MD

Dr. William Wood, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(5)
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William Wood, MD After completing his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine and his residency at the prestigious Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wood was awarded the Heed Fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard University). He strongly considered returning to the Wilmer Institute as faculty, but chose instead to return to his home in Lexington. As a part-time faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky, he was promoted to Clinical Professor and developed the Retina subspecialty division at the university. Dr. Wood is proud to serve on the Board of Governors of his alma mater, the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is recognized in the "Best Doctors in America" and "American's Top Ophthalmologists".

120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 500

Lexington, KY 40509

Contact Information

(859) 263-3900

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wood "Our Mission is to provide the best possible care to any patient with a disorder of the retina, macula or vitreous in a compassionate, personalized, and timely manner.

We will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art mix of diagnostic, and medical and surgical treatment services, through a network of offices convenient for our referring doctors and patients.  We will strive to provide the most compassionate care for all patients.  We will dedicate ourselves to the future of our profession by training the nation's top new retinal surgeons, and by engaging in meaningful, cutting-edge research."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
58

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • U Ky Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wood to family and friends
4.6
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Wood's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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Consider him the most experienced and skilled retina and vitreous specialist in Bluegrass region. Trust him implicitly.
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Saint Joseph East
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