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 specialist in Sun City West, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

19052 N R H Johnson Blvd

Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Justo's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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!"

14  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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

113  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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93  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 to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • 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

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Justo to family and friends
187 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (187)

  • 5
    (168)
  • 4
    (10)
  • 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 (34)

My skin has never looked better thanks to Dr. Justo. Eyelid surgery helped me to dramatically improve my vision and look much younger. The Obagi NuDerm Skincare System has helped me stave off the years of time by giving me a more youthful appearance. People often ask how I maintain such a nice...more
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I see Dr. Justo and Dr. Shifrin for eye exams, and I appreciate all of the time and attention they both provide during appointments. Both doctors make sure every question is answered and thoroughly explain any concerns that arise. I recently began seeing Nurse, Roxanne, who is helping me to...more
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I just love Dr. Justo and his team, especially Roxanne Dorty, his Nursing Director who has been keeping me young! It is the absolute best practice to go to, because Dr. Justo is the best at ensuring my vision stays its best, and he is always good at making me laugh and feel comfortable! Roxanne...more
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From start to finish Dr Justo and his staff were very friendly and informative about my eyelid procedure for me. The procedure was so simple . I love the results. It’s so nice to be able to put make up on without having to hold the excess skin out of the way. Thank you Dr Justo and staff for a...more
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Getting ready to go see Dr. Justo again! This time for Botox! I love this company! Dr. Justo takes the time to listen to you. He explains everything and answers all your questions before doing any treatments! His staff are amazing too! I've been going there for 14 years and some of the staff have...more
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