Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD
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Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD


Ophthalmology | Male


Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Lancaster General Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health and Lankenau Medical Center.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    in Philadelphia, PA |
    Had the displeasure of my daughter having 3appoints. w/Dr. Nelson. 1st appoint. he was fine, not partially inviting and had me question why he worked w/children. I thought that maybe the next visits would be better;the same. My daughter complained that her glasses were blurry& could not see; took them back to him and he pretty much scolded her, left w/bad prescription and another bill.Took her to a different Dr, and all is well now.How great are you if you won't listen to your patients concerns?
    Carbondale, PA |
    This brilliant surgeon saved my daughter's eye sight. He really cares about his patients. I highly recommend this surgeon.
    Although I liked dr. Nelson (clearly knows what he is doing); I was less than impressed with the nursing staff. My son (20 months) is small at 21 pounds. On the day of his probe the nurse incorrectly recorded his weight using the field for his BMI (an error). My husband heard her order medication for 13.9 kg which converts to 30 pounds. Lucky my husband caught prior to medication. They rushed us from center after procedure. My son screamed for 3 hrs and they forgot to take the leads off him!
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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Bell's Palsy
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Diplopia
    • Esotropia
    • Exophoria
    • Exotropia
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Heterophoria
    • Hypertropia
    • Lazy Eye
    • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
    • Nystagmus
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Retinopathy
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Strabismus
    • Tear Duct Disorders


    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 1976

    • Internship Hospital
      New England Deaconess Hospital

      Completed in 1977

    • Residency Hospital
      Bellevue Hospital Center

      Completed in 1980

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The Childrens Hospital National Medical Center of George Washington University Medical Center

      Completed in 1981

    • Undergraduate School
      Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

      Graduated in 1972

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Korean
    • Spanish

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    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery