Corneal Specialist and LASIK, Cataract Surgeon

Dr. Michael WaggonerOphthalmologist and cornea specialist Michael Waggoner, D.O. specializes in Cataract and LASIK/Refractive surgery as well as endothelial keratoplasty (corneal transplant), dry eye, pterygium and anterior segment disease. Based at ICON Eyecare – Grand Junction as part of the Dr. Hoffman team, Dr. Waggoner provides residents of Colorado’s Western Slope high-end, specialized medical and surgical eye care including cornea subspecialty care.

Dr. Waggoner received his medical training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed an internship and residency at the University of Missouri. He then completed a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City. Dr. Waggoner is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

He is married to his high school sweetheart and together they are the proud parents of three children who love to play outside.

Research and Publications

  • 2015
    Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
    Author: Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2014
    CorneaCopia: A Collection of Cases
    Presented: Symposium in the Ozarks
  • 2014
    Prevention of Post PRK Corneal Haze: Vorinostat compared to Mitomycin C
    Presented: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting
  • 2012
    Vorinostat: A Potent Agent to Prevent and Treat Laser-Induced Corneal Haze
    Journal of Refractive Surgery

Areas of Expertise