Dr. Dean Carlson, MD

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2770 N Union Blvd Ste 240 Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Get Directions
Dr. Dean Carlson, MD
Dr. Dean Carlson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

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I feel the health of my patient's vision is my highest priority.

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Dr. Carlson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Colorado Springs CO |
Several years ago my husband began seeing multiple images versus one image. He saw two eye doctors who were unsure what was wrong with his eye. The second one referred us to Dr. Carlson, who diagnosed an unusual form of cataract. He showed me the cataract. Dr. Carlson removed the cataract, and my husband could see perfectly again. We highly recommend him! Years later the other eye needed cataract surgery which Dr. Carlson performed with the same success. He is the best!
in Divide, CO |
Dr. Carlson is a knowledgeable practitioner, a skillful surgeon and a personable individual. Both my wife and I have been his patients over the last five years. He diagnosed a macular issue and referred me to an excellent surgeon. Late last year (2015), he performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes-and I am extremely pleased with the results.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I think Dr. Carlson is honest, caring and kind. He is a terrific eye surgeon.
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Dr. Carlson's Care Philosophy

I feel the health of my patient's vision is my highest priority.

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

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Ectopia Microspherophakia - Stiff Joints - Short Stature
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, B
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, D
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, E
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, F
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, G
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, I
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, J
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, K
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Infantile, B
  • Glaucoma Acquired Secondary to Intraocular Neoplasm
  • Glaucoma Associated With Systemic Abnormalities
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Halo Nevus
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypomyelination - Congenital Cataract
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Infantile Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory Glaucoma
  • Internuclear Opthalmoplegia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridodialysis
  • Iris Coloboma - Macrocephaly - Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum - Brachydactyly - Mental Retardation
  • Iris Dysplasia - Hypertelorism - Deafness
  • Iris Dysplasia With Ocular Hypertelorism - Psychomotor Retardation - Sensorineural Deafness
  • Iris Hypoplasia - Glaucoma
  • Iris Poisoning
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lens Disorders
  • Macula Halo Syndrome
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Concentric Annular
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 2
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 3
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Glaucoma
  • Microcornea - Cataract - Coloboma Syndrome
  • Microcornea - Corectopia - Macular Hypoplasia
  • Microcornea - Glaucoma - Absent Frontal Sinuses
  • Miyoshi Myopathy
  • Muscle-Eye-Brain Syndrome
  • Myopathy
  • Myopathy - Ophthalmoplegia - Hypoacousia - Areflexia
  • Myopathy Congenital Multicore With External Ophthalmoplegia
  • Myopathy Mitochondrial - Cataract
  • Myopathy With Lactic Acidosis and Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Myopathy With Lysis of Myofibrils
  • Myopathy With Tubular Aggregates
  • Myopathy and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Myopathy, Congenital Fiber-Type Disproportion
  • Myopathy, Congenital Nonprogressive With Moebius and Robin Sequences
  • Myopathy, Congenital, Batten Turner Type
  • Myopathy, Early-Onset With Fatal Cardiomyopathy
  • Myopathy, Limb-Girdle, With Bone Fragility
  • Myopathy, X-Linked With Postural Muscle Atrophy
  • Myopathy, X-Linked, With Excessive Autophagy
  • Myopia, Infantile Severe
  • Myopia, Type 6
  • Myotubular Myopathy
  • Nearsightedness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sees Haloes Around Lights
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Total Color Blindness With Myopia
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Disorders
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Visual Hallucinations
  • Visual Migraine
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Visual Seizure
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinochoroidopathy Dominant
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Mayo Medical School

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Malcolm McGraw Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Wilford Hall Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photocoagulation
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Surgical Procedures