Dr. Alan Carlson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Alan Carlson, MD
Dr. Alan Carlson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

Duke Eye Center

2351 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 681-3937

Dr. Alan Carlson, MD

Dr. Alan Carlson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • 12 More

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Dr. Carlson's Experience

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Dr. Carlson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
5

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
85

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

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Procedures

  • 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
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • 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.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Nc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Baylor Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Baylor Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Duke University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
3.5
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Carlson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Pinehurst, NC |
I regret having cataract surgery by Dr. Carlson. Although surgery on my left eye was successful, surgery on my right eye left me with 20/60 vision. Since I live 80 miles from Duke Eye, my surgery was to be a co-managed by my local optometrist. After my surgery, my optometrist talked to Dr. Carlson about correcting my vision. Carlson called and spoke to my wife. He explained that he had chosen the wrong lens. Dr. Carlson would not talk to me about it, but told me to make an appointment with him.
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Carlson performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. The surgeries are completely successful, and my world is again clear and bright. I particularly enjoyed Dr. Carlson's teaching function with Duke students as he instructed both the student/s and myself in
in Chesapeake, VA |
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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Dr. Carlson accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Carlson has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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