Dr. John Swan II, MD

Dr. John Swan II, MD

Anterior Segment Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. John Swan II, MD is an anterior segment ophthalmology specialist in Montgomery, AL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham in 1985 and specializes in anterior segment ophthalmology, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

2752 Zelda Rd

Montgomery, AL 36106

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Swan II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Swan II "John L. Swan, MD graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his internship at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, and his residency in ophthalmology at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Affiliated Hospitals in Dallas. Board-certified in ophthalmology, he served on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining Montgomery Eye Physicians in 1991. Dr. Swan has over 25 years of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery experience, including DSAEK, corneal transplantation, no-stitch cataract surgery, radial and astigmatic keratotomy, ASA, refractive lensectomy, and LASIK using iLASIK CustomVue technology. As one of the most experienced laser surgeons in the country, Dr. Swan has performed refractive surgery on members of his own family, office staff and physician colleagues, and twice has been named one of the Top 100 LASIK Surgeons in the U.S. among a network of over 1,000 physicians. Originally from Mobile, Dr. Swan and his wife Pamela have a son and daughter in college. He enjoys sailing and golf."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swan II "At Montgomery Eye Physicians, our mission is to serve our patients, employees and referring providers with a total commitment to quality, courtesy and professionalism."

7  Specialties

  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Transitional Internship - Medicine & Surgery - Carraway Methodist Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ophthalmology - Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Cornea and External Disease - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Swan II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swan II to family and friends
41 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Swan II'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 (24)

Absolutely loved my experience with Dr Swan and staff. I can’t get over the fact I can just get up out of bed and SEE!!! No trying to find my glasses in the middle of the night. Can wear any sunglasses I want. Meridith was fantastic as the rest of the staff. There were no surprises. Everything was...more
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I was extremely nervous before the procedure, but as soon as dr. swan came in- he eased all my fears! I felt extremely better knowing I was in good hands. The entire staff was incredible!
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All of you at Montgomery Eye is excellent and I felt safe with you all. It was a clean loving environment .I would recommend people to go to your office even for a regular eye examine and anything else they may need concerning their eyes. I really appreciate all of you all kindness, love and in...more
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Dr. Swan preformed two DESAEK procedures on my eyes plus a cataract removal, lens replacement, and laser work. I could not imagine a better outcome nor care during this time. Dr, Swan is very clear in explaining what he will do, his staff is unfailingly professional and polite, and scheduling was...more
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Everyone at Montgomery Eye Physicians was GREAT today.
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