Dr. Curt Young, MD

Dr. Curt Young, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Curt Young, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bangor, ME. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

Vision Care Of Maine

1 Ridgewood Dr

Bangor, ME 04401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Young performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 90% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 92% of peers
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Young's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Young's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Young "Dr. Curt Tyler Young was raised in Presque Isle, Maine. He attended Syracuse University where he achieved his Bachelors of Science in Nursing. He gained experience as an ambulatory surgery nurse in Ophthalmology as well as an Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry Nurse. He continued at Syracuse University to earn his Master’s degree in Nursing and was the youngest male to graduate from Syracuse University as a licensed Nurse Practitioner. He worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Medicine before answering his calling to train as a physician. He graduated from St. Christopher's College of Medicine in Cambridge, England in 2002. During his training he gained experience in Ophthalmology doing elective rotations at Tulane University, and Louisiana State University in New Orleans. His residency training was at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana where he successfully completed his Internship in Internal Medicine gaining experience at LSU Hospital, and the Veterans Administration hospital in Shreveport. After that he returned to New Orleans to help rebuild Tulane's Ophthalmology program that was still hoppled by Katrina. After finishing his residency training, he accepted a Retina Fellowship position at Tulane University training with the world renowned James Diamond, MD. Today, Dr. Young is the Medical Director of Vision Care of Maine with offices in Bangor, Houlton, Presque Isle Dover Foxcroft and Madawaska Maine. Dr. Young offers his patients the most advanced medical and surgical care for treatment of Cataracts and Retinal Disease. The practice offers the most advanced options for medical and surgical eye care including Laser Assisted Cataract Extraction (LACE) and LASIK. Vision Care of Maine has served people of Northern Maine for over 40 years. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Young "We are a team of doctors, nurses, ophthalmic technicians, surgical assistants, opticians, facilities engineers, IT professionals, schedulers, patient service representatives and people from your community who are dedicated to making sure you get the best medical and surgical eye care available anywhere. Our goal is to ensure that no matter what type of eye care you need you get the best result possible. We are guided by asking ourselves whether the care we are offering would be what we would want for our parents, brothers and sisters, or children. Our practice has been dedicated to serving the people of Northern Maine for more than 40 years. Our ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians have the education, training and experience required to take care of the most complex eye diseases with compassion. We are prepared to meet all of your vision care needs from glasses to contacts to surgery for cataracts, retina disease and cornea disease and glaucoma."
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4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Young does not have any board certifications listed.

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.

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.


  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • St. Christopher's College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Lsu Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Louisiana State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Young has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Young has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Young's Reviews

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Patient Comments (1)

Very caring, very competent. Have used him in the past, and would use him again, anytime. I recommend him without hesitation.
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