Dr. Karl Olsen, MD

Dr. Karl Olsen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Karl Olsen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Altoona, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

501 Howard Ave

Altoona, PA 16601

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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

Eye Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 81% of peers
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
high
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Olsen'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*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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6  Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Evanston Hosp-Northwestern
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Duke University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olsen's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olsen to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Olsen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Lovvveee him! He is awesome with my son who sees him every 6 months. Highly recommended! The only complaint is the long wait.
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