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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

96 Ratings

Keith A. Walter, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

96 Ratings

Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

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Recent Publications

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;():.

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.

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Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery, Corneal and External Diseases and Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, LASIK, Keratorefractive 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.96 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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


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.


All of my experiences with *Dr. Keith Walter has been a bit standing, and very professional. He is AN excellent physician.


I have recommended *Dr. Walter to several of my friends - 2 of whom have used *Dr. Walter.


No problems with this provider at all. Very good.


Dr. Walter has always seemed very competent as well as friendly and personable.


*Dr. Walter is one the finest doctors who has treated me. He is also one of the finest people I have ever known.


I am very pleased with Dr. Walter's care, and now my husband sees Dr. Walter. I have also recommended him to others.


Dr. Walter seems to be preoccupied and does not freely offer information about procedures. Sometimes the patient does not know the questions that should be asked because he/she has never had the procedure before. It would be helpful if Dr. Walter took more time to explain the procedures and all of the possible reactions, side effects, etc.


Excellent doctor. Would recommend him to others. My husband is also very pleased with his caregiving.


Very caring & concerned with my care.


He is a cataract specialist and very good at his job!


All of my experiences were good ones! I really like Dr. Keith Walters and am very Blessed that he was the one that I was sent to for treatment. I have always been embarrassed about my eyesight and Dr. Walters took the time to work with me to improve my sight and always made me feel comfortable. He was always patient with me when I attempted to explain what I was experiencing with my sight. I am 58 years old, I wore glasses(pop bottles) for 52 years, I am not wearing eyeglasses now, my sight has improved tremendously and I have Dr. Keith Walters to thank for that, I hope I can keep him as my doctor always. I trust him with my eyes completely. I will recommend him to all that I know that has sight problems.


all very good


Dr. WALTER has always taken the time to talk with me about any concerns. He is a caring Dr. I appreciate him .




Care provider was excellent. Showed kindness and concern.


All very good.


My health provider seemed disinterested in interacting with his patient.


I am very thankful for doctors like *Dr. Walter.


I was having issues with severe dry eyes after LASIK. Dr. Walter eased my mind about it and reccomended a gel at night. It worked like a charm. He is engaging with his patients and extremely knowledgable.


felt like the care provider blew me off and showed a lack of concern for the condition of my eye sight after he did what he did . my vision is worse now than it was when i walked into his office the first time.




There were too many people who were in tune with my particular issue. It all seemed robotic.


I think the provider is good as what he does, and I would recommend him for his knowledge and expertise. However, he lacks personal skills and attention to his patients is poor. He should be attentive to his patients.


I wouldn't have anyone else operate on my eyes.


The visits are always positive and pleasant; I feel informed and comfortable about my visits. I have recommended Dr. Walter to several people already and will continue to do so.


Provider dose not or can not figure out why I I can not see well with my right eye after my corneal implant


Excellent experience.


Very good.


Covered everything.


One of the best doctors I have had anywhere. His manner was pleasant, he explained things so that I could understand what he was saying. He seemed to really care and that is important to the patient.


Very good experience - always.


Could have prepared me for cost of meds which was a lot.


Dr. Walter is always pleasant and knowledgeable.


Hopefully doctor would give me any cautious instruction and explanation of my eye photos for eye health.


Felt very confident in his prognosis and outlook of healing process.. Thank You!!


very pleased with Dr. Walter and associates


been with Dr walter long time, totally trust him and depend on him for eye care


Everyone is outstanding!!!! They all need to be acknowledged by upper management!


It is nice to get explanations in terms a non medical can understand, and to have questions answered.

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