Michael C. Wu M.D.

Michael C. Wu M.D.

Bio

Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Ophthalmology and an attending physician at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, UW…

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Patient Care Philosophy

To provide caring, thorough, attentive and detailed treatment to each patient, utilizing current treatment techniques, sound medical knowledge and advanced surgical procedures.

Personal Interests

Dr. Wu enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wu's expertise is in the cornea subspecialty of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and corneal diseases. His clinical interests include Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy, corneal edema after cataract surgery, keratoconus, and infections of the cornea (including bacterial infections of the cornea and herpes simplex keratitis).

Dr. Wu has surgical expertise in corneal transplantation techniques, including small-incision Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK or DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), traditional corneal transplants (penetrating keratoplasty or PK), phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and combined corneal and cataract surgery procedures for patients with concomitant corneal diseases and cataracts.

Research Interests

A primary interest is resident microsurgical education, including development of surgical simulation curricula. Ocular graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoetic cell transplantation is also a research interest.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Univ. of Texas SouthwesternMedical education1998
  • Georgetown Univ. Medical CenterResidency
  • Univ. of North Carolina HospitalsInternship
  • University of Southern CaliforniaFellowship

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology2006
Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Ophthalmology and an attending physician at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, UW Medicine Eye Institute, UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

As a cornea specialist, Dr. Wu has advanced training in the surgical and medical management of corneal diseases, as well as in refractive surgery. Dr. Wu specializes in cataract and corneal transplant surgeries, including Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK or DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) corneal transplantation techniques.

His clinical interests include Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy, keratoconus, herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis, and corneal infections and ulcers. He also has an interest in cataract surgery, including cataract surgery in patients with corneal diseases.


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Corneal Transplantation

Fuchs Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy and Corneal Edema

Treatment Options for Corneal Edema

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