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Christi M. Willen, MD

Christi M. Willen, MD
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  • Ophthalmology (Advanced Eye Care)
  • Ophthalmology (Advanced Eye Care) - Pediatric
This provider offers TeleCare
  • About

    Christi Willen received her medical degree from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, graduating summa cum laude. After an internship at Carraway Methodist Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. she completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

    Dr. Willen is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She has special interest in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, and adult motility disorders.

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics


    University of Louisville, School of Medicine


    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham


    Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Publications

    1. Neuropathy target esterase impairments cause Oliver-McFarlane and Laurence-Moon syndromes. J Med Genet. 2015 Feb;52(2):85-94. Hufnagel RB, Arno G, Hein ND, Hersheson J, Prasad M, Anderson Y, Krueger LA, Gregory LC, Stoetzel C, Jaworek TJ, Hull S, Li A, Plagnol V, Willen CM, Morgan TM, Prows CA, Hegde RS, Riazuddin S, Grabowski GA, Richardson RJ, Dieterich K, Huang T, Revesz T, Martinez-Barbera JP, Sisk RA, Jefferies C, Houlden H, Dattani MT, Fink JK, Dollfus H, Moore AT, Ahmed ZM.
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    2. Conjunctival attachment of a tick: clinicopathologic report of a case. J Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 40(3):e41-4. PMID: 18514466. Willen C, Mullen GR, Yee J, Read RW.
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    3. Efficacy of cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion in contact lens wearers with dry eyes. Eye Contact Lens. 2008 Jan; 34(1):43-5. PMID: 18180683. Willen CM, McGwin G, Liu B, Owsley C, Rosenstiel C.
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  • Locations


    UK Advanced Eye Care

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington
    110 Conn Terrace
    Fourth and Fifth Floors
    Lexington, KY 40508
    Fax 859-323-8510 (General) and 859-257-6718 (Referring Providers)

    (Primary eye care and all subspecialty eye care)


    UK HealthCare Eye Center - Richmond
    920 Barnes Mills Road
    Suite D
    Richmond, KY 40475
    Call 859-624-3937 (EYES)

    (Cornea and external diseases, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, primary eye care, retina and vitreous disorders) 

    Insurance Information

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