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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

457 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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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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

NPI Number

  • 1518940220
Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

457 Ratings

Keith A. Walter, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Research Interests

Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty; Corneal Diseases; Coloring Agents; Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy; Corneal Edema
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Recent Publications

Factors associated with corneal graft survival in the Cornea Donor Study. 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,.. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(3):246-254.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.457 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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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.


Nothing but excellent care and most friendly staff anywhere.


I have been a patient of Dr. Walter for ten years. HE IS THE BEST!!


I have recommended both my eye specialists to others.


My experience as I plan to have cataract surgery is very good.


The treatment of my eyes is very important to me, especially at my age, and the fact that I live alone. I feel that I was blessed when I was referred to Dr. Keith Walter for treatment on my eyes.


Again, Dr. Walter inspires confidence. he is very capable and I have recommended him to several associates who have seen him for service. I sincerely appreciate what he did for me and it was worth more than the financial cost.




This provider is excellent. Some of the questions on this survey do not exactly apply because I go to him for EYE care only.


Dr. Walter is an outstanding doctor and I would recommend him to anyone needing eye surgery.


Excellent doctor, very friendly and knowledgeable of my situation.


*DR WALTER IS AWESOME. I have recommended him to 2 others already.


*Dr. Walter was very professional.


One of the best doctors I have known.


Last patient of the day. Felt that the PA took a great deal of time with me. The Doctor not as much. Felt rushed with additional question, as he had another call




This provider is excellent. I was extremely comfortable with him.


Very thorough and friendly.


So far it was all good.


Great staff!!!a??


I have no bad comments, only good ones. Dr. Walters is one of best, if not the very best surgeons for the eyes, I have ever had to treat, and operate on my eyes. I have complete confidencte in Dr Walters. I have seen many eye specialist over the years, and Dr. Walters is the best I was very lucky to have found such a doctor to do this type of surgery.


Dr Walter and all I have had contact with are very good


I have complete confidence in Dr. Walter and Dr. Clamp. They solved my my problem perfectly. I have the most respect for Dr. Walter as any one can have.


Very highly recommend.


Fellow and attending physician were very knowledgeable and professional.


Dr. Walter and his fellows(currently Dr. Clamp) and techs are all A plus!


First class.


Very professional, caring, and easy to talk to - BOTH *Dr. Watter and *Dr. Clamp.




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.

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