Dr. Marietta Nelson, MD

Dr. Marietta Nelson, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Marietta Nelson, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Henderson, NV. She graduated from Medical College Of Georgia and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and pediatrics.Read her story

2598 Windmill Pkwy

Henderson, NV 89074

Contact Information

(702) 384-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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more than 96% of peers
more than 82% of peers
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Nelson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "Dr. Marietta Nelson has practiced in Las Vegas since 1987, graduating from the Medical College of Georgia. She was first board certified in pediatrics and then became board certified in ophthalmology after realizing that saving someone's sight is what she was meant to do. She loves to teach ophthalmology to our future doctors by lecturing to residents and having them rotate with her in the clinic. She is on the faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She has been voted a Top Doc by Vegas Seven magazine several times and was voted Physician of the Year by Las Vegas Doctors in 2000. She is loved by all who come to receive her medical care and feel her sincerity in wanting to help them and their quality of life with better vision."
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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics

2  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


  • College Phys/Surg, Sf
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College Of Georgia
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of California San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Uc San Diego Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
27 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I've been a patient for 16 years and Dr. Nelson is awesome. I have severe Graves disease which effects the eyes (among other things), she is very thorough about checking everything my eyes are doing/going through. She also performed the surgery for my double vision, correcting my vision so I could...more
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Wonderful doctor. Very knowledgeable. Great bedside manner. You do have to wait to be seen but she is worth the wait. Must say tho the wait time has gotten shorter
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Dt Nelson is a good doctor, but I am not happy how the phone scheduling staff handles the patron's concerns. Several times when I called, they put me on hold without asking for my permission to be placed on hold, and while on hold for quite a few minutes, they never got back with me. These ladies...more
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I give her the highest recommendation. For years she has taken care of my entire family. She has no equal.
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She was very sweet and patient with my 2 year old. It's not always easy. But she made it very pleasant and enjoyable. I don't fret having to make him an eye appointment.
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