Dr. Eric Nelson, MD

Dr. Eric Nelson, MD

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Dr. Eric Nelson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery.Read his story

6405 France Ave S Ste W460

Edina, MN 55435

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tear Duct Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Nelson'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. Nelson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "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"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "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."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

52  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
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Facial Trauma
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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22  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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 Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Southern California School Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Jules Stein Eye Inst/UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of California-Oculoplastic Henry I Baylis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
35 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Nelson'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 (12)

Excellent physician. Amazing surgeon, took at least 10 years off my eyes! thank you Dr Nelson
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Thank you Dr. Nelson and staff for the professional care. I appreciate the time spent explaining the surgery and the financial consult to discuss insurance benefits. I was pleasantly surprised how painless the surgery was and I appreciated the attention given on my post care needs. I LOVE my...more
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I had cancer on my eyelid and had to have a good part of it removed. Dr. Nelson put it all back together so well that no one can tell, not even me! The people on Dr.Nelson's staff were all very friendly and kind and the surgery team at Southdale was the best. I could not give a higher...more
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I needed to have my upper eyelids reduced and a friend of mine recommended Dr. Nelson. I found him to be professional and yet approachable. He took the time to answer any question I had about the procedure and the healing process. I am very happy with the results of my surgery. The staff was great....more
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I had drooping lower eye lids, which caused me to leak tears all the time. It was a nuisance, especially when I was driving long distances. Dr. Nelson performed minor plastic surgery to bolster the eye lids and make them work better. I no longer have to wipe my eyes constantly to dry them. It's a...more
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