William J. Wirostko, MDWilliam J. Wirostko, MD

Best Doctors 2015-2016Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

(414) 955-2020 
(414) 955-6300 (fax)

The Eye Institute
925 N. 87th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases and Surgery of the Retina
  • Eye Trauma
  • Ocular Oncology

Current Research Interests

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Ocular trauma and infection
  • Lasers in the management of ocular diseases
  • Retinoblastoma/Melanoma

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America 2011-present
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, International Society of Ocular Oncology
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmologic Society
  • Member, Wisconsin Ophthalmology Society
  • Recipient, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Scholarship, 1994


  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Post Graduate Training

  • Internship, Presbyterian/ St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Residency, Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Recent Publications

Langlo CS, Flatter JA, Dubra A, Wirostko WJ, Carroll J. A Lensing Effect of Inner Retinal Cysts on Images of the Photoreceptor Mosaic. Retina. 2014 Feb;34(2):421-2.

Karth PA, Chang A, Wirostko W. Paired Responses to Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Diabetic Macular Edema: Predictors of Response in the Fellow Eye. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Han DP, Covert DJ, Wirostko WJ, Hammersley JA, Lindgren KE. SCLERAL BUCKLE REMOVAL IN THE VITRECTOMY ERA: A 20-Year Clinical Experience. Retina. 2013 Feb;33(2):387-91.

Dubis AM, Costakos DM, Subramaniam CD, Godara P, Wirostko WJ, Carroll J, Provis JM. Evaluation of normal human foveal development using optical coherence tomography and histologic examination. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct 1;130(10):1291-300.

Onken MD, Worley LA, Char DH, Augsburger JJ, Correa ZM, Nudleman E, Aaberg TM Jr, Altaweel MM, Bardenstein DS, Finger PT, Gallie BL, Harocopos GJ, Hovland PG, McGowan HD, Milman T, Mruthyunjaya P, Simpson ER, Smith ME, Wilson DJ, Wirostko WJ, Harbour JW. Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group report number 1: prospective validation of a multi-gene prognostic assay in uveal melanoma. Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1596-603.

Wirostko WJ, Nordgren RN, Dubis AM. Topographical Choroidal Thickness Change Following PDT for CSC: An OCT Case Report. J Ophthalmol. 2012;2012:347206. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

Bhatia SK, Covert DJ, Wirostko WJ. Intraocular pressure elevation during radioactive plaque brachytherapy for uveal melanoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 May;129(5):668-9.

Wirostko BM, Wirostko WJ. The possible role of systemic azithromycin for idiopathic iridocyclitis. Acta Ophthalmol. 2010 May;88(3):e98-9.

Han DP, McAllister JT, Weinberg DV, Kim JE, Wirostko WJ. Combined intravitreal anti-VEGF and verteporfin photodynamic therapy for juxtafoveal and extrafoveal choroidal neovascularization as an alternative to laser photocoagulation. Eye (Lond). 2010 Apr;24(4):713-6.

Koozekanani DD, Connor TB Jr, Wirostko WJ. RetCam II Fluorescein Angiography to Guide Treatment and Diagnosis of Coats Disease. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Mar 9:1-3.

Covert DJ, Han DP, Kim JE, Connor TB Jr, Wirostko WJ, Moon SJ, Hamilton R. Physician assessment of changing lesion size of predominantly classic choroidal neovascular membranes in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec;40(6):554-60.

Koenig SB, Wirostko WJ, Fish RI, Covert DJ. Candida keratitis after descemet stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2009 May;28(4):471-3.

George B, Wirostko WJ, Connor TB, Choong NW. Complete and durable response of choroid metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer with systemic bevacizumab and chemotherapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 May;4(5):661-2.

Wirostko WJ, Covert DJ, Han DP, Connor TB Jr, Kim JE, Hammersley J, Lindgren K. Microbiological spectrum of organisms isolated from explanted scleral buckles. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Mar-Apr;40(2):201-2.

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