Kent L Wellish, MD Ophthalmology

Dr. Kent L Wellish, MD

Las Vegas, NV 89128 (1 other location)
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About Dr. Kent L Wellish MD

Dr. Kent L Wellish, MD is a doctor primarily located in Las Vegas, NV, with another office in Las Vegas, NV. He has 34 years of experience. His

Dr. Wellish has received 1 awards.


Dr. Kent L Wellish has 2 locations

Box Canyon Surgery Center 2555 Box Canyon Dr Las Vegas, NV 89128
Wellish Vision Institute 2110 E Flamingo Rd Ste 210 Las Vegas, NV 89119


Dr. Kent L Wellish has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Kent L Wellish has the following 11 expertise

  • Vision Issues
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Pain
  • Cataract
  • Blindness
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma


1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (1)

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference.


34 Years Experience

Good Samaritan Medical Center


University Of Arizona College Of Medicine

Graduated in 1987

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More about Dr. Kent L Wellish

Calm, personable, genuine and confident, Dr. Kent Wellishs impeccable quality of care, passionate love of his work and commitment endears him to his patients. His skills as a surgeon and level of experience have gained him wide recognition among his peers as one of the leading vision correction surgeons in the country. Dr Wellish is the only UCLA University Fellowship-Trained Corneal and Laser Refractive surgeon in Nevada. He received his BA with honors from Brandeis University in1982. He also completed a NIH Research Fellowship in Vision in 1983, and obtained his M.D. at the University of Arizona in 1987. After an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas, he spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, where he performed pioneering research in Excimer Laser Vision Correction and became one of the first surgeons in the world to complete a two year University Fellowship in Corneal and Laser Refractive Surgery. Dr. Wellish has been invited to lecture on Excimer Laser Vision Correction, from coast to coast and around the world. He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Refractive Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Wellishs published work is used in the training of surgeons who learn to perform Laser Vision Correction. As the first surgeon in Nevada to perform Laser Vision Correction (July 1994), Dr. Wellish is often interviewed by television news programs covering the latest developments in Ophthalmology. Dr. Wellish has been honored by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce twice and has also been honored by several members of Congress for his work.

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