Dr. Emilio Justo, MD

Dr. Emilio Justo, MD

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56 y/o
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Dr. Emilio Justo, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sun City West, AZ. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.Read his story

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

19052 N R H Johnson Blvd

Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Accepted insurance

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth

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Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Justo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Justo "Emilio M. Justo, M.D. is the Founder and Medical Director of a unique institute that today offers the top of the line technology for the most pressing vision and cosmetic needs. Dr. Justo first opened the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. Today, he performs bladeless refractive cataract surgery using the LenSx femtosecond laser - which offers the growing number of patients with cataracts a safer and more precise vision correction. He is proud to be one of a few surgeons in Arizona who use the newest laser technology. Upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is also performed by Dr. Justo. Arizona Eye Institute staff works hard to help patients whose insurance often covers the medically-necessary upper lid outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia. While the procedure regains a patient's natural eyelid structure, the surgery also can significantly improve the patient's peripheral (side) vision and help decrease heaviness and eye fatigue. Dr. Justo's story begins with birthplace near Havana, Cuba. His parents wanted a better life for their son, and were fortunate to flee Fidel Castro's communist Cuba when he was only 3 years old. The young man did not take the new opportunity before him for granted. Relocated to Indiana, and at times raised by grandparents, he watched as his father worked two jobs and his mother study at Indiana University. Dr. Justo worked as hard as his parents, and at only 17, he graduated Valedictorian of his high school. At only 23, he graduated from the prestigious Integrated Pre-medical/Medical Program at University of Michigan, with both his B.S. and M.D. degrees. At 27 he moved to Arizona and joined an established ophthalmologist in Sun City. Just months later, the ophthalmologist suffered serious health issues, and Dr. Justo took over the practice. It would grow and expand to the three locations today in Wickenburg, Sun City and Sun City West - drawing patients from all over Arizona, as well as nationally and even internationally. The institute offers everything from annual eye exams and eyewear, to more serious vision care. Dr. Justo's Nursing Director is also a Certified Aesthetic Laser Nurse who also provides a variety of aesthetic services including Botox and Dysport, soft-tissue fillers, microdermabrasion, sclerotherapy for spider veins, and Obagi skin care peels and products. Permanent make up is also a popular option at the institute performed by a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Justo "Over the years, many people have asked me my secret for creating beautiful results and achieving excellent vision for my patients. The answer is simple: I listen carefully and attentively. By doing so, I am able to create an individualized rapport and bond with each patient that is uniquely unsurpassed, and I also make sure to relieve any concerns by answering all of your questions. The best part of my life's work is seeing the outstanding positive benefits that either visual rehabilitation through modern cataract surgery may achieve, or the increased self-confidence and self-esteem resulting from facial or body cosmetic surgery. It's this type of human contact and positive feedback that keeps me practicing..and smiling!"
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Opticianry
  • Optometry
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Movement Disorders
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Myopia, Infantile Severe
  • Myopia, Type 6
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Collagen Injection
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Lash Enhancer
  • LightSheer® Hair Removal Procedure
  • Liposuction
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Macular Translocation
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Fift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Physical Examination
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Prism Lenses
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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 Calcutta / B.S. Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Michigan
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Justo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate
  • American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery, Member
  • Arizona Medical Association, Member
  • Arizona Ophthalmological Society, Member
  • Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Member
  • Clinical Assistant Professor University of Arizona Phoenix Medical School, Assistant Professor
  • Midwestern University Glendale College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Optometry, Assistant Professor
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate
  • Phoenix Ophthalmological Society, Member

Dr. Justo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Justo to family and friends
4.8
based on 167 total reviews (31 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (168)

  • 5
    (151)
  • 4
    (8)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Justo'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
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

in El Mirage AZ |
I am once again starting the year right with our family's annual eye exams. Dr Justo's staff is wonderful here at AZ Eye Institute . If you want the best. . go to the best. Dr Justo's staff is top notch! I also have now received Botox w Nurse Roxanne, she knew I was nervous and didn't want to...more
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Peoria, AZ |
I want to thank Dr. Emilio Justo and his incredible staff for helping both myself and my husband qualify for insurance to cover our eyelid surgeries. We always thought that it was just cosmetic and we were getting old and had to live with the loose skin. But Dr. Justo explained that a big part of...more
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in Surprise, AZ |
I met Dr Justo and his wonderful staff five years ago and I have never been disappointed. Dr Justo and his staff are always upbeat and willing to go the extra mile for me.   I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE my eyes since I had my eyelid surgery.  Before the surgery everyone would always ask me if I was...more
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in Sun City West, AZ |
I have been a patient of Dr. Justo's for over a decade now and after seeing results and having a first hand experience with the results my friends have experienced with Dr. Justo, I could not recommend any other Physician should you want to have cataract surgery or any cosmetic procedures he...more
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in Sun City |
Dr. Justo and his staff exceeded my expectations during my recent appointment. I would highly recommend their office for anyone needing professional eye care.
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Dr. Justo accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Admar
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
  • Ameriben
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    Health Net Access
    Mercy Care Plan
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • National Elevator
  • PacificSource
  • Pipefitters
  • POMCO Group
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Uniform Medical Plan Classic
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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