Vanguard Ophthalmology Society

Excellence in Ophthalmology

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Gary Wortz


Commonwealth Eye Surgery
2353 Alexandria Dr Suite 350
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 224-2655


  • Background: Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Chief Medical Officer Omega Ophthalmics
  • Undergrad: Asbury University
  • Medical School: University of Louisville
  • Residency: University of Kentucky

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded first place in the American College of Eye Surgeons 2008 Bloomberg Memorial Resident Competition for Cataract and Implant Surgery
  • Recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Special Senior Award, University of Louisville, School of Medicine. 
  • Member of “Whose Who Among American Medical Students”
  • Issued multiple US and International patents in intraocular lens designs

Society Memberships

  • Mensa
  • American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Vanguard Ophthalmology Society


  • “How to Bring and Idea to Life.” Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, February 2014
  • “So You Have an Idea?” Millennial Eye September 2013,
  • “Refractive challenges require out-of-the-box thinking.” EyeWorld, September 2013
  • “Refractive amblyopia case: What would you do?” EyeWorld, September 2013
  • Conjunctivochalasis: An overlooked—but common—ailment.  EyeWorld, October 2011
  • “Why not femto?”  EyeWorld, July 2011
  • Wortz, GN, (2011, February) Reducing Liability Risk Through Informed Consent, The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 26(4), 203 - 208.
  • “Ciliary body and zonule anatomy described.”  EyeWorld, December 2010
  • “Microkeratome flaps—similar outcomes to femto flaps?” EyeWorld, December 2010
  • “Device Aids Intraocular Visualization” Ophthalmology Times, 2010, Mar 15: 24, Wortz, GN, Krader,CG
  • “Improving Surgical Efficiency with the Zeiss Lumera Microscope”, Gary Wortz, MD, Video Journal of Ophthalmology Third Quarter 2009
  • Burch PT, Scott MJ, Wortz GN, Peyton JC, Cheadle WG: Mortality after Cecal Ligation and Puncture Correlates with Increased Adherence of E. coli to Intestinal Mucosa. (Shock 17 (Suppl):29, 2002).