Dr. Alan N. Carlson, MD

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Dr. Alan N. Carlson, MD

Cornea & Refractive Surgery | Male

DUKE AESTHETIC CENTER 3475 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705 Get Directions
(919) 681-8555

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Dr. Carlson specializes in Cornea & Refractive Surgery and practices in Durham, NC. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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An expert at cataract surgery. Answered my many questions with patience and clarity, and was the only doctor within 200 miles who had the best replacement lens I wanted, the Staar Nanoflex Collamer IOL. I could not be happier with the outcome. I see clearly, and have a remarkable range of focus. I hardly need reading glasses. And this lens has the lowest incidence of glare and sparkles of any out there. If you're in driving distance of Durham, see him!
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Specialties

  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Nc

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor Med Center

    Completed in 1987

    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1978

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Carlson's Office & Staff

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients