Dr. John Michaelos, MD

Dr. John Michaelos, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Michaelos, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Largo, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

Saint Michael's Eye & Laser Institute

1030 W Bay Dr

Largo, FL 33770
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.

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Top Care Areas

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

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Michaelos'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michaelos "Our care philosophy is simple treat patients like you would your family and everything else works its way out."

6  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Michaelos does not have any board certifications listed.

91  Conditions Treated

  • Acanthamoeba Infection
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Rosacea
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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50  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of South Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Michaelos has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Michaelos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michaelos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michaelos to family and friends
32 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Michaelos' 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 (17)

I won't leave my name because I WILL have Dr. M. do my surgery. But I'm very unhappy with the way he speaks to me, the patient. I agree with another reviewer here: he is fairly curt "Knowledgeable" doesn't have to equal too-authoritative, bossy, & impatient with questions. These are MY...more
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Completely dissatisfied with my visit with Dr. John. I waited 45 minutes after my appointment time to be taken back by the tech. When Dr. John entered the exam room he cut me off and spoke over me while I was trying to explain what was going on. Then he proceeded to treat me like a child telling me...more
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Dr. Michaelos is truly a blessing I could have lost my vision due to a corneal ulcer along with a nasty bacteria I wont even attempt to spell, and this man saw me every day for 2 weeks straight along with seeing me on the weekends and he saved my sight. I am forever indebted to Dr. MIchaelos and...more
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This place is awesome would recommend to anyone including my family who now go there too.
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Outstanding physician who really cares about his patients.
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