Dr. Dennis O'Connell, DO

Dr. Dennis O'Connell, DO

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Dennis O'Connell, DO is an ophthalmology specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic vitreous surgery, and more.

15901 E Briarwood Cir Unit 100

Aurora, CO 80016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Connell "The key to our success is the efficiency of our imaging exams, the accuracy of our interpretations and quality of our care. That's why it's important for us to go the extra mile to assure that our patients and referring doctors are informed, comfortable and confident in our care.As a retina specialty clinic, InSight Retina must be able to meet the needs of our patients who must be examined within a day or so of experiencing symptoms as well as providing follow up care to our existing patients."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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7  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Michigan State Univerisity
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Metropolitan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Center For Sight
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Oklahoma HSC
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Connell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Connell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Connell to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. O'Connell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have been seeing Doctor O'Connell for several years. He has treated me through torn retina repairs and general visits for my vision care! I have great trust in him and as of today he will be seeing my husband for cataract surgery. I know Curtis will get the best possible care.
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I live 100 miles from Denver and while in Denver this last week, I was experiencing some flashes and called Dr. O'Connell's office. I had seen him a few months earlier for the same symptoms of a lesser degree. He was scheduled the whole day, but squeezed me in for a quick check. Dr. O'Connell is...more
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