John A Wells, MD

Introduction & Education

Dr. John A Wells, MDA graduate of Washington and Lee University, Dr. Jack Wells attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed two years of internal medicine and three years of ophthalmology residency at Emory. Dr. Wells then underwent specialized fellowship training in the diagnosis and management of medical and surgical retinal diseases for two years at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England, under the tutelage of Alan Bird and Zdenek Gregor.

Since 1995 he has been in practice limited to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vitreous, macula and retina. He has special expertise in the treatment of patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole, retinal detachment, and inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular dystrophies.

A native of Columbia, Dr. Wells is married to Elizabeth Vardell of Columbia and has four children.

  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Opthalmology Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
  • Fellowships: Specialized training for two years in medical and surgical retinal diseases at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England


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