Mark S. Wolken, MD


Mark S. Wolken, MDDr. Mark Wolken has been providing general and surgical eye care at Medicus Eye Group since 2001. A native of Iowa City, Iowa, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, where he met his future wife, Jennifer, who was born and raised in Atlanta. After returning to his hometown for medical school at the University of Iowa, he moved to Atlanta for an internship year at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, then returned to the University of Iowa for three more years of ophthalmology residency. At the conclusion of his residency, Dr. Wolken was awarded the Hansjoerg E. Kolder Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology. Several of the ophthalmologists in the long history of Medicus had trained at the University of Iowa, and Dr. Wolken was recruited to join them. When he and his wife visited Anderson, they were quickly sold on the family feel of the community, high quality of life, and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as the quality of eye care provided at Medicus.

Dr. Wolken enjoys spending most of his free time with his wife and three children, who are somehow growing up too quickly. Family activities include time at the lake, running, travel, and occasionally, golf. Dr. Wolken is grateful for his many years at Medicus. He treasures the long relationships he has enjoyed with his patients and has been blessed to work with skilled technicians, several of whom have been with him since he joined the Medicus family in 2001.

  • Practice Experience
    • Medicus Eye Group 2001 – present
  • Education
    • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 1992
    • Medical: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 1997
    • Internship: Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 1998
    • Ophthalmology Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 2001
  • Practice Focus
    • Cataract and lens implant surgery: Including laser-assisted cataract surgery and astigmatic (toric) and multifocal intraocular lens implants for patients desiring reduced dependence on glasses
    • Glaucoma: Medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma
    • Lid surgery: Including correction of turned-in eyelids (entropion), turned-out eyelids (ectropion),  blepharoplasty (removal of excess skin on upper eyelids), correction of drooping eyelids, and correction of blocked tear ducts
    • Botox: (functional and cosmetic)
    • Ocular surface disease: Including ocular infections and treatment of dry or irritated eyes
    • Diabetic eye exams
    • Macular degeneration
    • General eye health examinations and evaluation for glasses and contacts
  • Board Certification:
  • Professional Affiliations:
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • SC Society of Ophthalmology
    • American Board of Ophthalmology exam writing committee