Dr. Karren Russo, MD

Dr. Karren Russo, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
(7)
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Dr. Karren Russo, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Alexandria, LA. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

231 Windermere Blvd

Alexandria, LA 71303

Contact Information

(318) 487-2020

Insurance Accepted

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

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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 Louisiana.

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

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Alton Ochsner Med Fdn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Tufts Univ Ne Eye Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Russo'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bunkie, LA |
She gives me the best eye care I've ever experienced. A great eye surgeon. She shows care and concern for her patients. She goes out of her way to care for her patients.
in Alexandria, LA |
When I experienced blurred vision in one eye, my family doctor sent me to Dr. Russo. She ran a myriad of tests, but couldn't determine why I was having blurry vision in only one eye. She didn't stop at her tests. She suggested a carotid ultrasound, where they found 95% blockage and had surgery 2 days later to remove it. If Dr. Russo had not been thinking outside of the box and suggested an alternate test, I could have had a stroke at any minute. She always goes above and beyond for her patients
in Deridder |
Doctor Laird Russo did wonderful job and she is very friendly. I highly recommend her. Louisiana Eye and Laser is a wonderful place to go.
in Louisiana |
This doctor stands out in her field. She performed the refraction exam herself and actually had me participate by adjusting the knob a bit myself in order to find just the exact best correction. I find that most ophthalmologists these days have technicians do the refraction exam, and, in my over 50 years of wearing glasses, she is the first to actually involve me in the mechanics of that exam. She provided excellent information regarding my vision issue and instilled trust in this patient.
New York, NY |
Total of three hours in the office but got a lot done. Time spent with Dr. Russo was very good. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Russo accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Russo has admitting privileges

Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital
651 N Bolton Ave
Alexandria, LA 71301
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Rapides Regional Medical Center
211 4th St
Alexandria, LA 71301
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