Dr. John Galasso, MD

Dr. John Galasso, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. John Galasso, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Des Plaines, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2454 E Dempster St Ste 400

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Retina Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nystagmus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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7  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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 Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Loyola University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galasso has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galasso's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galasso to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Galasso's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Hard to write a review that does him justice. He is that good. I highly recommend going to him. An outstanding human being who cares about his patients.
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Dr Galasso is truly exceptional. His high level of skill as a surgeon is matched by his dedication to his patients. His compassion and ability to engage patients and family members in decision making is unmatched. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Galasso.
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Dr. Galasso saved my eyesight several years ago. He was so very thorough. I would highly recommend him. He took care of my eyes and avoided surgery. NOW, my husband woke up with flashing light, floaters, and pain and his office immediately took all the important info and set up an appointment...more
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awesome doctor!
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