Dr. Eric R. Nelson, MD

Dr. Eric R. Nelson, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 58 years old

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Care Philosophy

As a physician I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to my patients. I work with patients who are experiencing drooping of the eyelids or have other problems with eyelid appearance or function. The structure and appearance of your eyes directly affects your overall well-being and quality of life. Whether a patient comes to see me due to illness, injury, or simply the passage of time, I strive to increase the quality of life for my patients with every procedure.Read more

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Dr. Nelson is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in correcting droopy eyelids and other anti-aging...Read more

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in Minnetonka, MN |
Dr. Nelson is excellent. He thoroughly answered all my questions, was very reassuring that the procedure would address my concerns and the outcome was exactly what I had hoped for. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Nelson!
in Monticello, MN |
I was treated very well.my surgery went very well.
in Minneapolis, MN |
From my first appointment through surgery to follow up appointment I was well cared for by Dr. Nelson and team! Every thing went flawlessly. No more droopy eyelids - I can see!
in Burnsville, MN |
Dr. Nelson listened when I told him what I was experiencing and told me right away how he would fix the problem. I am very happy that I decided to have Dr. Nelson do the surgery. Very pleased with the results!
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Dr. Nelson says...

Dr. Nelson is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in correcting droopy eyelids and other anti-aging techniques. He has had over 25 years of experience in eyelid and facial rejuvenation

Dr. Nelson's Care Philosophy

As a physician I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to my patients. I work with patients who are experiencing drooping of the eyelids or have other problems with eyelid appearance or function. The structure and appearance of your eyes directly affects your overall well-being and quality of life. Whether a patient comes to see me due to illness, injury, or simply the passage of time, I strive to increase the quality of life for my patients with every procedure.

Dr. Nelson says...

Dr. Nelson trained in Los Angeles, California at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is the founder of Minnesota Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Specialists.

Dr. Nelson says...

Dr. Nelson trained at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, a premiere fellowship program, where the technique for cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelid without external incision was popularized. He performs the most current techniques of facial rejuvenation including fillers, Botox, and skin care.

Dr. Nelson'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Facial Trauma
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Southern California School Of Med

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Jules Stein Eye Inst/UCLA

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California-Oculoplastic Henry I Baylis

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Oculoplastics
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

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