Woodford S. Van Meter, MD

Practice areas

Practice areas

Clinical interests

  • Cataracts
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Ophthalmology

Woodford S. Van Meter, MD


My name is Woodford Van Meter; I received my medical degree from Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn in 1979. I completed a residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. in 1983. I completed a fellowship at Robert W. Woodruff Health Science Center of Emory University, Atlanta in 1984. I am board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Honors and awards:
Council, American Ophthalmological Society 2013
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Fellow, Cornea Society
Board of Directors, Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) 2008
2010 Recipient, Paton Award, EBAA
Visiting Faculty, ORBIS International, 1986 - 2010
Consultant, FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel 1996-2004

Faculty rank

Professor of Ophthalmology


Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Robert W. Woodruff Health Science Center of Emory University, Atlanta

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Ophthalmology

Advanced Eye Care

UK HealthCare - Baptist Health
Suite 203
1760 Nicholasville Road
Lexington KY 40503

Call 859-275-4001
Call 859-323-7101

(Corneal and external diseases, primary eye care, retina and vitreous disorders)

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Advanced Eye Care

Shriners Medical Center
Fourth and Fifth Floors
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington KY 40508

Call 859-323-5867
Fax 859-323-8510

(Primary eye care and all subspecialty eye care)

Starting March 20, appointments will be scheduled at the new Shriner's location.

UK HealthCare Parking Garage (Parking Structure #8) is directly behind Shriners Medical Center.

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  1. Van Meter WS. Central corneal opacification resulting from recent chemotherapy in corneal donors. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2007;105:207-12; discussion 212-3.
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  2. Van Meter WS, Katz DG, White H, Gayheart R. Effect of death-to-preservation time on donor corneal epithelium. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2005;103:209-22; discussion 222-4.
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  3. Abou-Jaoude ES, Brooks M, Katz DG, Van Meter WS. Spontaneous wound dehiscence after removal of single continuous penetrating keratoplasty suture. Ophthalmology. 2002 Jul;109(7):1291-6; discussion 1297.
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  4. Van Meter WS, Hainsworth KM, Duff C, Litteral G. Bifocal contact lenses in presbyopia. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2001;41(2):71-90.
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  5. Bierly JR, Furgason TG, Litteral G, VanMeter WS. Clinical experience with the SimulVue soft bifocal contact lens. CLAO J. 1995 Apr; 21(2):96-8. PMID: 7796528.
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  6. Gussler JR, Lim ES, Litteral G, Van Meter WS. Clinical evaluation of the anterior constant focus (ACF) annular bifocal contact lens. CLAO J. 1993 Oct;19(4):222-5.
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  7. Gussler JR, Litteral G, VanMeter WS. Clinical evaluation of the Tangent Streak trifocal contact lens. CLAO J. 1991 Jul; 17(3):160-3. PMID: 1893537.
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  8. Gussler JR, Ashton P, VanMeter WS, Smith TJ. Collagen shield delivery of trifluorothymidine. J Cataract Refract Surg. 1990 Nov; 16(6):719-22. PMID: 2124262.
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  9. VanMeter WS, Gussler JR, Rivard A, Adams T. Clinical study of keratoconus in central Kentucky. J Ky Med Assoc. 1990 Nov; 88(11):610-3. PMID: 2273328.
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