Keith A. Walter, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

418 Ratings

Keith A. Walter, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, Corneal and External Diseases and Surgery, Keratorefractive Surgery, LASIK, Refractive Surgery

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of California-Davis, 1987
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1991
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, New Hanover Regional Med Ctr, 1992
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Emory University Hosp, 1995
  • Fellowship, Emory University Hosp, 1996

NPI Number

  • 1518940220
Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

418 Ratings

Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

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Recent Publications

Sugar A, Gal RL, Kollman C, Raghinaru D, Dontchev M, Croasdale CR, Feder RS, Holland EJ, Lass JH, Macy JI, Mannis MJ, Smith PW, Soukiasian SH, Beck RW, Chow CY, Dunn SP, Heidemann DG, MacLeod T, Price T, Belin MW, Schultze RL, Semeiks C,. Factors associated with corneal graft survival in the Cornea Donor Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(3):246-254.

Weber K, Walter KA, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Medical tools for facilitating keratoplasty and related methods. United States patent US 8,673,002. 2014 Mar 18. 2014;():.

Greven M, Laber P, Soker S, Walter KA, Williams JK, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Corneal endothelial scaffolds and methods of use. United States patent US 8628572. 2014 Jan 14. 2014;():.

Walter KA, Weber K, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Medical tools for facilitating deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty and related methods. United States patent US 8,470,029. 2013 June 25. 2013;():.

Foster JB, Swan KR, Vasan RA, Greven MA, Walter KA. Small-incision descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty: a comparison of small-incision tissue injector and forceps techniques. Cornea. 2012;31(1):42-47.

Cronin KM, Meyer JC, Walter KA. Phototherapeutic keratectomy for treatment of long-term dye migration after corneal tattooing [research letter]. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(5):655-656.

Ray VLG, Cronin KM, Walter KA. Corneal edema after descemet membrane stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with the use of gentian violet staining. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(7):927-928.

Foster JB, Vasan R, Walter KA. Three-millimeter incision descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty using sodium hyaluronate (healon): a survey of 105 eyes. Cornea. 2011;30(2):150-153.

Choi JS, Williams JK, Greven M, Walter KA, Laber PW, Khang G, Soker S. Bioengineering endothelialized neo-corneas using donor-derived corneal endothelial cells and decellularized corneal stroma. Biomaterials. 2010;31(26):6738-6745.

Walter K, Tyler ME. Severe corneal toxicity after topical fluoroquinolone therapy: report of two cases. Cornea. 2006;25(7):855-857.

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Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, Corneal and External Diseases and Surgery, Keratorefractive Surgery, LASIK, Refractive Surgery
Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Keith A. Walter, M.D.418 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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The only comment I have about my visits is that I would like to come to the Davie Center all the time. It's very nice, clean, and the staff is great.


*Dr. Walter by far is the very best in his field.


Have recommended my daughter & a neighbor.


Great doctor. Never on time. Waits > 1 hour is the standard.


i was in a hurry because I was there on my lunch -- As always they were respectful of that and made sure to see me in a timely manner. I would only leave Dr. Walter if he retired and I could see Dr. Clamp -- AWESOME TEAM!!!


Very good.


Good, good, good.


Dr. Walter was great. He puts you at ease and is very patient.


The foregoing comments attest to my extreme confidence in Dr. Walter, his staff and the institution. Thank you


*Dr. Walter is always, friendly & courteous. He never makes me feel rushed.


Dr. Walter has always been a caring Dr. He has always taken excellent care of me.


All good.


Exceptional care.


Dr. Walter and Dr. Clamp are the most professional - easy to talk to attendings EVER! I would not see anyone else even if it were faster or less expensive.


All good.


Good experience -


He could have done LASIK and taken my $$ but informed me that, in his experience, if wouldn't be happy w/the result. Thanks so much for that honesty!


Very good experience.


Dr. Walters is excellent and very thorough.


Dr Walter is just the best all round


I will not return! #1. Never saw. #10. Poor.


An exceptional provider practicing A+ medicine


Good clinical skills, bedside manner needs improvement.


Really like Dr Walter




Dr. Walter is the best. I can and do recommend him in highest terms to those needing care for cornea issues.


Awesome smart, caring doctor


They made patient feel cared for.


care provider is excellent


I am a Broker - I am often asked about the medical field, doctors, etc. I always recommend The Wake doctors.




Dr. Walter was very friendly and walked me through the procedure. He did a great job explaining things, and was very quick to respond to any questions I had.


Dr. Walter is the best. He restored my sight in 2005 and has been most gracious each time I have seen him.


I have to always ask questions about what my vision is, what the terms mean as he talks to his scribe, and what all of those things mean. I would like to know what each test, tests, and the results. No one gives me this information unless I ask. I have to ask questions that I feel the doctor should explain as he goes along.


Dr. Walter has always provided me with the best care.Has always told me If I have any promblems to call imediately.


I have already mentioned this care provider to others. With my concerns about choking spells, he told me more than two specialists in this field have explained.


My husband and I both saw him and we're very satisfied with his care and bedside manner.


*Dr. Walters VERY good with instructions medication & etc.


No problems. Adequate time, etc.


Excellent doctor.


I have recommended this provider to a number of people because I am so pleased. Several of those people are now going to this provider as a result. I have complete confidence in the provider, his expertise and capability. I wouldn't risk my eyesight lightly - I trust him.


Great team.


Dr. Keith Walter has done cataract and corneal transplants for me, and the results are fantastic. He has also referred me to two other physicians for other problems I am worried about. This last visit was my last visit with Dr. Walter, but he said to call if I needed him or had questions. Great experience for a scary time for me; I was very concerned 3 years ago.


I would recommend Dr. Keith Walter to anyone - he is the best. Not only is he an excellent doctor but he has a sense of humor which most doctors don't show their patients. I appreciate his sense of humor which made the visit all the more better.

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