Treatment & Services
- Cataract Surgery
- Corneal Surgery
- Corneal Transplant
- Corneal Transplantation (penetrating And Lamellar Keratoplasty And Dsaek)
- Laser Vision Correction
- Ophthalmic Surgery
- Refractive Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Corneal Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA USA
Internship - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Doctorate - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Graduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA
- Associate Editor, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
- Principle Site Investigator, NIH/NEI Multi-Center Genetic Study of Fuchs’ Dystrophy
- Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award
- NIH K12/KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Programs Grant
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations Grants
- Oral Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology: Practicing Ophthalmologist Curriculum (POC) Refractive Management/Intervention Panel & Committee for Research, Regulatory & External Scientific Relations
corneal transplantation & cataract, Refractive Surgery
Awards & Honors
- Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
- S.J. Roessler Memorial Research Scholarship Award
- Landacre Society Research Honorary
- Latin American Studies Program Grant
- American Medical Student Association International Health Travel Grant
- Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, The Ohio State University
- Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Phi Kappa Phi
- The Nation’s Deans List
- Eli Alcorn Prize in Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University
- National Eye Institute Travel Grant, ARVO
- The Fischbach Medical Scholarship, Delta Tau Delta Education Foundation
- Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
- Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
- Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
- America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America
- Academic Hall of Fame, Port Clinton High School, Port Clinton, Ohio
- Early Career Innovation Award, Cleveland Clinic
- Distinguished Alumni Lecture, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
- Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc.
- Teacher of the Year, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
- Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
- Cambridge Who’s Who Registry among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
- Cleveland’s Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine
- Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Innovations & Patents
- Roberts C, Dupps WJ, Katsube N. “Methods and instruments for refractive ophthalmic surgery.” US Patent 20030208190. Licensed by Bausch & Lomb Surgical. Published Nov. 3, 2003
- Roberts C, Dupps WJ, Katsube N. “System for refractive ophthalmic surgery.” European Patent Office 05013025.1
- Dupps WJ, Rollins AM, Ford M. Method for measuring biomechanical properties in an eye. Patent filed May 2006, issued May 3, 2011 as US 7935058 B2
- Krueger RR, Dupps WJ, Trokel SL, Thornton IL. Method for altering optic nerve head and scleral stiffness. US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/921,317, filed on April 2, 2007
- Dupps WJ, Sinha Roy A. Computational model of the eye. US Provisional Patent Application 61047179 filed April 23, 2008
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Cornea Section
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- International Society of Refractive Surgery
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE)
- Cleveland Ophthalmological Society
- Society for Clinical and Translational Science
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 9/24/2015, Dr. Dupps has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Dupps receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
- Avedro, Inc.
Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Dupps may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Avedro, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
78 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2017
Dr Dupps is excellent answering questions and addressing concerns.
Reviewed on Dec 22, 2016
Exceptional care thusfar
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016
Dr Dupps was wonderful
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016
Dr. Dupps personally escorted me to the optometrist's suite in order to make an appointment for follow-up contacts that need to be specially fitted. He gave me a specific referral and made sure that I'd see the person he recommended.
Reviewed on May 17, 2016
Dr Dupps is the perfect combination of medical expertise and an excellent bedside manner. He always listens to your concerns.
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