William J. Faulkner, M.D.


Cornea & External Diseases

Get to Know Dr. Faulkner

William J. Faulkner, M.D., a cornea specialist, is one of the original founding members of Cincinnati Eye Institute. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and University of Louisville School of Medicine. Post graduate training included Internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Stanford), Residency at the University of Oklahoma, and Fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard, Cornea and External Disease).

In 2013 he was appointed as Director of the Scott E. Burk Urgent Eye Clinic. The role of this service is to triage and treat emergency ocular conditions and, if necessary, to refer to the appropriate subspecialist. Many patients who are successfully treated require only this one visit.

Dr. Faulkner also directs The Dry Eye Center at Cincinnati Eye Institute. Dry eye is a multi-factorial disease of the ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, tear film instability, and potential damage. New diagnostic tests are employed to determine the type of dry eye. A treatment plan is individualized to reduce symptoms and improve overall eye health and vision. New in office treatment procedures improve Meibomian gland disease in a precise, consistent manner. Clinical studies are ongoing. Dr. Faulkner volunteers for Prevent Blindness Ohio. He travels extensively for teaching and speaking engagements and is team ophthalmologist for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dr. Faulkner is married with a son and daughter. He has served on the Board of Glendale Youth Sports and coached baseball and soccer. He has led Youth Group and has been a deacon and elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Glendale.

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Education & Training
  • Undergraduate Degree
    Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Medical Degree
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Stanford, CA K
  • Residency
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Fellowship
    Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MAK
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology
    Former President
  • University of Cincinnati, Department of Ophthalmology
    Voluntary Clinical Instructor
  • Bethesda Hospital Residency Program
    Volunteer Faculty Member
  • Cincinnati Eye Bank
    Board of Directors Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Cincinnati Eye Bank
    Board of Directors Member

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