Dr. Dean Carlson, MD

Dr. Dean Carlson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(16)
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Dr. Dean Carlson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

2770 N Union Blvd Ste 240

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Contact Information

(719) 471-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • 8 More

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blindness
very high
more than 94% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "I feel the health of my patient's vision is my highest priority."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • 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
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypomyelination - Congenital Cataract
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • 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
  • Juvenile Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • 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 Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Glaucoma
  • Microcornea - Cataract - Coloboma Syndrome
  • Microcornea - Corectopia - Macular Hypoplasia
  • Microcornea - Glaucoma - Absent Frontal Sinuses
  • Migraine
  • 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
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sees Haloes Around Lights
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Total Color Blindness With Myopia
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • 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

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Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Malcolm McGraw Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Iowa Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

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
4.8
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Carlson'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
    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 accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Carlson has admitting privileges

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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