Vishak J. John, M.D.

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Vishak J. John, M.D.

Vishak J. John, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Surgical Sciences-Ophthalmology

Physician Rating

4.7 out of 5

381 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Department: 336-716-4091

  • Fax: 336-716-7994

  • E-mail:

  • NPI: 1255515623

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Retinal Diseases, Macular Degeneration, Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, Retinal Diseases and Diabetic Eye Disease, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Retinal Detachment

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    2003 - Wake Forest University

  • M.D.

    2007 - Boston University School of Medicine

  • Internship

    2008 - Emory University Hosp

  • Residency

    2011 - Ophthalmology: Emory University Hosp

  • Fellowship

    2013 - Retina: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Retinal Diseases, Retinal Vessels, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Vitrectomy, Vitreous Detachment

Recent Publications

  • Optical coherence tomography angiography of retinal cavernous hemangioma [letter] Todorich B, Thanos A, Yonekawa Y, Thomas BJ, Faia LJ, Chang E, Shulman J, Olsen KR, Blair MP, Shapiro MP, Ferrone P, Vajzovic L, Toth CA, Lee TC, Robinson J, Hubbard B, Kondo H, Besirli CG, Nudleman E, Wong SC, Kusaka S, Walsh M, Chan RVP,.. Retina. 2017;37(5):e52-e54.
  • Bilateral central retinal artery occlusion associated with bilateral lymphoproliferative infiltrative optic neuropathy DeSouza PJ, Hooten CG, Lack CM, John VJ, Martin TJ.. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017;3(3):229-234.
  • Sector retinitis pigmentosa associated with novel compound heterozygous mutations of CDH23 Branson SV, McClintic JI, Stamper TH, Haldeman-Englert CR, John VJ.. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016;47(2):183-186.
  • Retinopathy of prematurity versus familial exudative vitreoretinopathy: report on clinical and angiographic findings John VJ, McClintic JI, Hess DJ, Berrocal AM.. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016;47(1):14-19.
  • Chymase/Angiotensin I axis: a pathway for Angiotensin II generation in diabetic human vitreous [abstract] Rubino SM, Nae AM, John V, Ahmad S, Ola MS, Ferrario CM, Greven C.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016;57(12):5431.

All Publications

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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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

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.

  • 9/18/2017

    Always an excellent experience. The fact that I allow him to inject medicine into my eye, as well as foreign objects (implants), is a clear statement of my confidence in this provider. Thank you, Dr. John, and best wishes in your future endeavors.

  • 9/15/2017


  • 9/11/2017

    Dr. John was thorough and direct in his care and examination of my daughter's eye. He was very easy to understand and showed that he was knowledgeable about the reason for her referral. We were pleased with his care.

  • 8/23/2017

    He explained everything so I could understand.

  • 8/14/2017

    One of the best physicians I have dealt with. He will be missed

  • 8/14/2017

    Dr John is the best!

  • 8/12/2017

    I recently moved to the area from North Dakota. I was referred to Dr John from by doctor there. Dr John and his staff have been wonderful!

  • 8/3/2017

    Dr. John is Awesome,friendly,kind and interested in helping me with my care of my eyes.

  • 7/31/2017

    dr. john responded to my eye problem quickly and professionally. I feel very fortunate to get such good care for Avery serious eye problem.

  • 7/31/2017

    The facility at Davie Medical Center is very convenient for me I hope I can have all future appointment there.

  • 7/16/2017

    I hate surveys

  • 7/13/2017

    Dr. John is an excelleent physician. I am glad Dr. Walter referred me to him for my problem.

  • 7/13/2017

    Before my eye care was taken over by Dr. John, I was looking for a medical provider from another institution.

  • 7/11/2017

    I was referred to Dr John by a colleague of his in Minot, ND. I have recently moved to the area from ND. I was very pleased with Dr John and his staff

  • 6/27/2017

    Dr. Vishak John is the most qualified, most competent, most disciplined eye doctor I have ever treat me. He is personable, friendly, humble, NOT arrogant, cordial, and a delight to be treated by. He should be highly treasured by Wake Forest Hospital.

  • 6/22/2017


  • 6/15/2017

    *Dr. John is an expert in his department of ophthalmology - so glad he was on duty when I first came in with a detached retina.

  • 5/17/2017

    Very nice man - intelligent and compassionate knowledge is the answer.

  • 5/17/2017

    Very polite & professional.

  • 5/15/2017

    I could not ask for a better specialist in his area of expertise

  • 5/8/2017

    a very thorough ophthalmologist who provides all the info I need as to what test and when he plans to do them if during this visit or next when I am not due yet. I leave fully informed without questions left unanswered.

  • 4/21/2017

    *Dr. John is the best.

  • 4/1/2017

    Have already recommended doctor and Baptist to others.

  • 3/26/2017

    The doctor took time to explain and demonstrate the care I should be taking to improve an eye condition.

  • 3/23/2017

    EXCELLENT doctor.

  • 3/21/2017

    I would highly recommend the care of my doctor and all involved with my treatment.

  • 3/13/2017


  • 3/12/2017

    Dr. John is an excellent provider who is very professional and willing to help you in any way.

  • 2/28/2017

    All attentive and very good.

  • 2/15/2017

    *Dr. John's is trying to save my sight.

  • 2/10/2017

    Dr. VJohn is the best!!

  • 2/7/2017

    Good - I saw two nurses for eye exam before the doctor.

  • 1/25/2017


  • 1/24/2017

    Good doc like him.

  • 1/23/2017

    He is great.


We're sorry, Dr. John is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at 336-716-4091.

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