Dr. Stanley Carson, MD

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Dr. Stanley Carson, MD
Dr. Stanley Carson was born in Lansford, PA, a small coal mining town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He then received a General Motors scholarship to the University of Southern California and, after three years, was accepted into the USC School of Medicine. Following graduation, he did a one year rotatting internship at the LAC-USC Medical Center followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the same institution. He then did a fellowship in Diseases and surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon returning to Southern California, he was appointed to the faculty at USC and was in charge of the retina clinic. During this time, he developed a straight Ophthalmology internship at the Medical Center. Dr. Carson was the first retina doctor to establish private fluorescein angiographic clinics in Southern California. Also, he was among the first doctors in California to perform vitrectomy surgery in 1974. He founded South Coast Retina Center in 1971. The group now includes six board certified, fellowship trained retina-vitreous physicians serving the coastal communities of southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County. Dr. Carson was an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and also served as chief of staff of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. At present, his primary interests are macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

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    I have tolerated Dr.Carson's poor bedside manner for several years. As my condition has degenerated over time, these office visits have become more unbearable and discouraging . He has become increasingly moody, cold and unempathetic. He ignores my questions and refuses to address my concerns.. Recently, belligerent that my insurance benefits now exclude the pre- procedure anesthesia, he aggressively jabbed the needle in my eyeball without warning me that it would be painful.
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    Dr. Stanley Carson was born in Lansford, PA, a small coal mining town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He then received a General Motors scholarship to the University of Southern California and, after three years, was accepted into the USC School of Medicine. Following graduation, he did a one year rotatting internship at the LAC-USC Medical Center followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the same institution. He then did a fellowship in Diseases and surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon returning to Southern California, he was appointed to the faculty at USC and was in charge of the retina clinic. During this time, he developed a straight Ophthalmology internship at the Medical Center. Dr. Carson was the first retina doctor to establish private fluorescein angiographic clinics in Southern California. Also, he was among the first doctors in California to perform vitrectomy surgery in 1974. He founded South Coast Retina Center in 1971. The group now includes six board certified, fellowship trained retina-vitreous physicians serving the coastal communities of southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County. Dr. Carson was an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and also served as chief of staff of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. At present, his primary interests are macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in General Surgery, Ophthalmology and Vascular Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Vascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Floaters
    • Glaucoma
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Migraine
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

      Graduated in 1970

    • Internship Hospital
      Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
    • Residency Hospital
      Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Wills Eye Hosp

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
    • General Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Eye Surgery
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery