Dr. Keith Dahlhauser, MD

Dr. Keith Dahlhauser, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Keith Dahlhauser, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Puyallup, WA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Cascade Eye And Skin Centers

1703 S Meridian Ste 101

Puyallup, WA 98371
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Choice Health
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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more than 95% of peers
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more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Dahlhauser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dahlhauser "With over 9000 ocular surgeries (LASIK, PRK, cataract, and glaucoma), Keith F. Dahlhauser, M.D., F.A.C.S. has the experience; but it is more than just experience that counts. He says, "The most experienced hair cutter is the barber at boot camp, but would you want him to give you a haircut before your wedding?" Just as important as experience in surgery is attention to detail, modern equipment, concern for the patient, and monitoring of results. Therefore, all surgical patients are seen preoperatively and postoperatively by the same ophthalmologist/surgeon at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers. Prior to joining Cascade, Dr. Dahlhauser was a Lieutenant Colonel and chief of cataract surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, where he spent 10 years teaching residents how to perform cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Dahlhauser received the "Teacher of the Year" award in six of those 10 years and gained experience dealing with unusual complications. The medical center also gave him a $10,000 grant for introducing modern cataract surgery techniques. In addition to performing hundreds of glaucoma surgeries at Madigan, he also ran the glaucoma clinic at the American Lake VA Hospital. Some of his favorite experiences come from his twice yearly voluntary humanitarian missions to Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Panama or Malawi Africa; where he performs surgery for the poor and underprivileged. He is currently president of Cascade Eye and Skin, on the Pierce County Medical Society Board (serving as President in 2015), and on the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Board. Â Dr. Dahlhauser grew up in Illinois, received a B.S. in Biochemistry, a medical degree at the University of Iowa, and completed his internship at Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as an ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in ophthalmology, scoring in the top 10 percent, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His research publications cover topics such as anterior capsule contraction after cataract surgery, scar limitation with refractive surgery, and problems with LASIK microkeratomes."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dahlhauser "Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C., offers complete adult and pediatric medical and family eye care, including routine eye care, treatment of all eye diseases, emergency services, optical facilities and contact lens services. Our Puyallup office contains the state-of-the-art Cascade Surgery Center for convenient outpatient surgery services. In addition to the routine care that Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C. provides, we are privileged to retain many skilled specialists on site. The experts of Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C. specialize in corneal and retinal services, both glaucoma and cataracts care and surgery, laser vision correction and oculoplastic procedures."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

67  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • 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
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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9  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dahlhauser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Dahlhauser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dahlhauser to family and friends
89 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (89)

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Dr. Dahlhauser's Performance

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  • 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 (3)

Wonderful Doctor. Very professional. I would highly recommend.
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Dr Dahlhauser has seen me a few times for my eye, diagnosing the cause of the blur that my other doctor could not figure out. He is complete in his exam and especially in his explanation of the reasons for my vision loss. After a surgery, I am good as new. I would strongly recommend him to any...more
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He was rude, short with answers and made me feel like he didn't care.
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