Dr. Damien Macaluso, MD

Dr. Damien Macaluso, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 49
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Dr. Damien Macaluso, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

8 Medical Park Dr

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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

Keratitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Macaluso's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Macaluso "Dr. Macaluso specializes in laser vision correction surgery, cataract surgery, corneal diseases and corneal transplants. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton and University of California, San Diego Medical School. He served his internship at Mercy Hospital, followed by his residency in ophthalmology for four years at The Casey Eye Institute. He completed a fellowship in Refractive Surgery, Corneal and External Diseases and Corneal Transplants at The Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah where he was awarded the prestigious Heed Fellowship. Dr. Macaluso is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute, Portland Oregon, where he served as a faculty member from 2001-2004. Dr. Macaluso specializes in laser vision correction surgery including Advanced Surface Treatment( PRK) and Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis(LASIK). He also has extensive experience with premium intraocular lenses for cataract surgery (Tecnis multifocal, Crystalens, ReSTOR, Tecnis Toric and AcrySof Toric). In addition, he also specializes in the advanced cornea transplant technique (DSAEK) for Fuchs Dystrophy. He continues to actively publish and lecture nationally in his area of expertise Dr. Macaluso is committed to provide the latest in refractive surgery technology as well as other surgeries, ensuring excellence in quality eye care. Dr. Macaluso joined Asheville Eye Associates in 2006. Before joining Asheville Eye Associates, Dr. Macaluso was on faculty at The Casey Eye Institute, one of the top ten eye centers in the country. Given the demands of his career, free time is at a premium for Dr. Macaluso, but he always enjoys spending time with his family and finding time for outdoor activities."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

91  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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20  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Keratomileusis
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Or Health Science University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Macaluso has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Macaluso's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Macaluso to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Macaluso's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I want to thank Dr. Damien Macaluso, MD; for his professionalism, and care. Dr. Macaluso took the time to explain in detail what the results of my examination were; he did not suggest surgery at this time, but if I ever needed it, he would be there to perform the procedure. Thank you very much...more
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