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Gary Wortz

Dr. Gary Nathanael Wortz, MD



Gary Wörtz, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist from Lexington, KY specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Wörtz received his BA degree in chemistry from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY, and then received his Medical Degree from the University of Louisville graduating with honors in 2004. He then proudly completed his surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky. In 2008 he was selected to serve as Chief Resident. During that year, he won the prestigious national Bloomberg Memorial Resident Competition for cataract surgical skills. Since completing his training in 2008, Dr. Wörtz has successfully performed thousands of cataract and laser procedures. He currently practices in Lexington at Commonwealth Eye Surgery. Practicing surgical ophthalmology has given him the ability to stay on the cutting edge of new advancements. For example, Dr. Wörtz became one of the first surgeons in Kentucky to perform laser refractive cataract surgery. Dr. Wörtz utilizes the latest technology both in and out of the operating room to help restore vision for cataract patients. Dr. Wörtz enjoys innovation and teaching his techniques to others around the country. He has multiple patents in intraocular lens design for cataract surgery and is the Chief Medical Officer of Omega Ophthalmics, the company he founded to commercialize these new devices. His expertise has been made him a highly sought after consultant to many of the major ophthalmic companies including Alcon, Allergen, AMO, Bausch and Lomb, Bio-Tissue, Ocular Therapeutix, TearLab, Carl Zeiss Meditec, and Topcon. He has also been a principal investigator in multiple FDA pharmaceutical trials in the ophthalmic sector. He has given numerous lectures at both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons annual meetings. He is currently on the editorial board of such trade publications as Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Millennial Eye, Advanced Ocular care and Ocular Surgery News. These and other accomplishments led to him being named one of the Top 40 under 40 ophthalmologists in the world in 2015 by the British trade journal, The Ophthalmologist. As a surgeon, Mensa member, researcher and inventor, Dr. Wörtz is uniquely positioned to make contributions in medicine that will have a lasting impact. Dr. Wörtz is an innovator striving to develop disruptive technologies, rather than simply making incremental improvements to current devices.
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2353 Alexandria Dr Ste 350, Lexington, KY, 40504
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Commonwealth Eye Surgery
2353 Alexandria Dr Ste 350
Lexington, KY, 40504
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"I’m am seeing so much better!! Thank you Dr. Wortz You and your staff are GREAT! Now I am looking forward to having my left eye done. "
  • March 28, 2024
"Quick efficient and accommodating "
  • February 29, 2024
"He was the best I would recommend him to everyone "
  • February 12, 2024
  • December 14, 2023
"Very good "
  • December 6, 2023
"Briefly explained the procedure and was done in two minutes. Everyone in the office was very courteous and super friendly!"
  • December 1, 2023
"Impersonal, assembly line treatment style. Never spoke to Dr. Wurtz just staff and other medical personnel. "
  • November 20, 2023
"I must commend the entire staff. Very organized and the team work was beyond reproach. Highly recommend this facility and Dr Wortz."
  • November 13, 2023
"The visit went well. Dr. Worth was efficient. He could be just a little friendlier. "
  • November 3, 2023


2353 Alexandria Dr Ste 350
Lexington, KY, 40504



Medical School
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Graduated 2004


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