Douglas M. Wisner, MD

Subspecialty: Cataract, Primary Eye Care

Areas of Interest

  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK)
  • Anterior Segment Repair


Douglas M. Wisner, MD serves on the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital where he enjoys teaching both medical students and residents; he also serves on the resident selection committee.

Dr. Wisner attended Elizabethtown College in Central Pennsylvania, where he studied physics with minors in chemistry and biology and graduated with honors. He then attended Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. His internship was served at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Wisner was chief resident during his final year at Wills.

Dr. Wisner is a board certified ophthalmologist, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

In his practice of comprehensive ophthalmology, he is comfortable diagnosing and treating patients with a wide variety of conditions. His surgical interests include cataract and anterior segment surgery. He also performs laser refractive eye surgery (LASIK/PRK). He has a particular interest in laser assisted cataract surgery, advanced technology intraocular lenses (extended depth of focus, multifocal and astigmatism correcting), minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and complex anterior segment surgery including cataract surgery after LASIK or retinal detachment, sutured intraocular lens implants, and iris repairs.

He is involved in international ophthalmology and has made mission trips to Ecuador, Kenya and most recently Ghana. He was a founder of and serves as an adviser for the Wills Eye Resident International Experience, which sends physicians in training abroad in order to develop a love for international service, learn new techniques, and facilitate collaborative research. His philosophy of practice emphasizes patient centered care to improve quality of life through the restoration and improvement of vision.

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Academic Affiliation
Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital, Ophthalmology – 2012
  • Residency:  Albert Einstein Hospital – 2009
  • Medical School:  Penn State College of Medicine – 2008
  • Undergraduate:  Elizabethtown College – 2004


Language Spoken

English, Spanish

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1230
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps
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