Dr. John Deaton, DO

Dr. John Deaton, DO

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. John Deaton, DO is an ophthalmology specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3130 SW 32nd Ave

Ocala, FL 34474

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Senile Cataracts
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Dr. Deaton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Deaton "John S. Deaton, D.O. joined Ocala Eye in January 1990. Dr. Deaton practices comprehensive ophthalmology having primary interests in Customized Cataract Care utilizing advanced procedures and techniques. He is also an expert in the use of multi-focal lens implants, which gives his cataract patients and others an opportunity to restore youthful vision. Dr. Deaton graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1978 and served a one-year internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He then began ophthalmic training with the armed forces by completing a two-year ophthalmology preceptorship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. His military service continued with a three-year ophthalmology residency at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in 1984. His distinguished military career spanned eight years, culminating with duty as the consultant ophthalmologist at the USAF Hospital, Lakenheath, England. Born in Oklahoma City, Dr. Deaton returned to Oklahoma after his military service in June 1987. Before moving to Florida he was an eye surgeon at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center and a clinical instructor in ophthalmology at his alma mater, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Deaton is board certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Ophthalmology. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, the Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Society, and the Marion County Medical Society. He is a diplomate of the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons."


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Central State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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