Dr. John Carlson, MD

Dr. John Carlson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. John Carlson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Redlands, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1895 Orange Tree Ln Ste 204

Redlands, CA 92374

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Macular Edema
very high
more than 92% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 92% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Carlson'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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19  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Creighton University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Loma Linda University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Loma Linda University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
13 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Carlson'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 (6)

I got a failed cataract surgery in another institute, and was transferred to Retina Consultants of Southern California. The specialist, Dr. John P. Carlson, immediately arranged a second surgery next day, and saved my eye, with his rich experience, superb medical skills, and patience and kindness....more
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Dr. Carlson greeted me with a smile and a handshake. He was very personable during my visit. He explained what was happening with my eye and discussed the treatment plan. On my follow-up visit, he reiterated the information he provided during my first appointment. This was helpful because...more
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I recommend Dr. Carlson. He answered any and all of my questions. He was very patient, understanding and caring. I was very nervous before my surgery but he was there to assure me that everything would be ok.
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Dr Carlson has been following me since I had repair of retinal hole. He is thorough and proffessional. He alway takes the time to discuss any issues and treatment. You are never rushed or ignored. His office staff are always kind and welcoming. I was seen within 5 minutes of arrival.
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My husband has a rare eye disease and we were extremely scared that he was going to lose vision in that eye. We thought he may lose his job if that happened. We were so scared and went to see Dr. Carlson. He was amazing!! He stayed late and did laser surgery the same day. He saved his vision!! We...more
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