Dr. Matthew W. Wade, pictured in his lab coat, is a board-certified UCI Health eye surgeon who specializes in complex cataract surgery, cornea disease and transplantation, as well as LASIK vision correction.

Matthew W. Wade, MD

Specialties

Ophthalmology, Cornea Surgery, Cataract Surgery

Clinical Interests

anterior segment reconstruction, astigmatism correction after corneal transplantation, complex cataract surgery, corneal cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia, corneal disease and transplantation

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Medical Services
Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Internship
University of Utah School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Residency
UCI School of MedicineOphthalmology
Fellowship
UCI Medical CenterCornea Fellowship
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member — American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member — Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member — Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
  • Member — The Cornea Society
  • Member — Orange County Medical Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2018-2022
  • Teaching Award, 2013 — Department of Ophthalmology Residents
More Information

Dr. Matthew W. Wade is a board-certified UCI Health eye surgeon who specializes in complex cataract surgery, cornea disease and transplantation, as well as LASIK vision correction.

He earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., where he also completed the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program. He completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Utah School of Medicine, followed by a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery and external disease at the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology.

Wade's research interests include astigmatism correction after corneal transplantation, laser-assisted corneal transplant surgery and optimizing the refractive state of corneal transplants. Other research interests include treatment of dry eye, corneal crosslinking, implantable miniature telescope for macular degeneration, cataract surgery and corneal infections. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences locally and nationally.

He is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society and the Orange County Medical Association.

Wade sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-2020
Fax: 855-376-5057
UCI Health Eye Care Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7183
Fax: 855-376-5057