Dr. Keith Carlson, MD

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Dr. Keith Carlson, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

Claris Eye Care & Surgery 710 E 24th St Ste 102, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Get Directions
(612) 775-8009

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Dr. Carlson created his own practice, Claris Eye Care & Surgery, to bring a renewed focus on patient needs and care.Read more

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Aesthetic & Cosmetic Medicine
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cardiac Restorative Surgery
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive 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 Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Dakota / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Hennepin Co Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clin

    Completed in 1985

    United Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Minn

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of North Dakota

    Graduated in 1980

  • Other Education
    American College Of Physician Executives

    Completed in 2007

    National Board Of Medical Examiners

    Completed in 1983

    Tulalne University

    Completed in 2007

    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Completed in 2007

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Robert Campbell Award, 1980
    • Delta Omega, 2007
    • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1988
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1981
    • North Dakota Medical Association Award, 1982
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
    • MN Society for Prevention of Blindness/Hearing, 1985, 1986
    • Phi Eta Sigma, 1976
    • Lange Medical Publication Award, 1979
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Carlson's Office & Staff

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Dr. Carlson says...

For nearly 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Dr. Carlson with their eyes. He is a Mayo Clinic trained and board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Carlson was among the first to work in laser vision correction, having begun before the opening of today's mega-surgery centers. He is one of the most highly-experienced vision correction specialists in the region. Thousands of pairs of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work.

 After 17 years working in a large multi specialty practice, Dr. Carlson opened his own private practice, Claris Eye Care & Surgery, in 2009 to bring a renewed focus on patient needs and care.

"Over the years, I have worked with the best people in the business. I am grateful for those opportunities," says Dr. Carlson.  "I feel that many aspects of patient care have been lost.  With Claris, our team renews a commitment to the patient."

That renewed commitment consists of limited wait times for patients; same-day appointments; the implementation of advanced clinical technology for improved outcomes; and the use of electronic medical records that support greater transparency, improved administration, and timeliness in communication with patients.

Expanded focus on patients includes work with those who cannot afford proper eye care which is why we support programs that help serve the vision needs of such patients."

One specific program supported by Claris is the Early Youth Eyecare (EYE) program operated by the Phillips Eye Institute.  EYE provides free vision screening to thousands of public school children.

Dr. Carlson also believes in the importance of giving back to the community so he reads to the preschoolers at The Times for Tots Preschool in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis every month, provides eye examinations to the students and always looks forward to attending their Christmas and graduation programs.

In addition to a clinical team with extensive experience, Claris also has an experienced administrative team committed to helping patients navigate the challenging world of insurance.   

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Dr. Carlson's Care Philosophy

Dr. Carlson created his own practice, Claris Eye Care & Surgery, to bring a renewed focus on patient needs and care.