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Dr. John Carlson, MD

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27 years of experience
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Overview

Dr. John Carlson, MD is a ophthalmology specialist in Riverside, CA. Dr. Carlson completed a residency at Loma Linda University Med Center. He currently practices at Retina Consultants of Southern California and is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans, including Medicare. Dr. Carlson is board certified in Ophthalmology.

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    Indications and Important Safety Information

    What is VABYSMO?

    VABYSMO (faricimab-svoa) is a prescription medicine given by injection into the eye, used to treat adults with Neovascular (Wet) Age‑related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

    Do not receive VABYSMO if you:

    • have an infection in or around your eye.
    • have active swelling around your eye that may include pain and redness.
    • are allergic to VABYSMO or any of the ingredients in VABYSMO.

    What is the most important information I should know about VABYSMO?

    • Injections like the one for VABYSMO can cause an eye infection (endophthalmitis) or separation of layers of the retina (retinal detachment). Call your healthcare provider right away if you have increasing eye pain, vision loss, sensitivity to light, or redness in the white of the eye.
    • VABYSMO may cause a temporary increase in pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure), which occurs within 60 minutes after receiving the eye injection.
    • Although not common, VABYSMO patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes (thromboembolic events). In clinical studies for wet AMD during the first year, 7 out of 664 patients treated with VABYSMO reported such an event. In DME studies during the first year, 25 out of 1,262 patients treated with VABYSMO reported such an event.

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    What should I avoid while receiving VABYSMO?

    • Your vision may be impaired after receiving an eye injection or after an eye exam; do not drive or use machinery until your vision has recovered sufficiently.

    What are the most common side effects with VABYSMO?

    • The most common side effect with VABYSMO was blood on the white of the eye (conjunctival hemorrhage).
    • These are not all the possible side effects of VABYSMO.

    Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

    Please see the VABYSMO full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Retina Consultants of Southern Cal. Medical Associates Inc.
    9041 Magnolia Ave Ste 206, Riverside, CA 92503 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (951) 788-0222
  2. 2
    Retina Consultants of Southern California
    1895 Orange Tree Ln Ste 6, Redlands, CA 92374 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (909) 796-3003
  3. 3
    Retina Consultants
    15413 Anacapa Rd Ste 6B, Victorville, CA 92392 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (319) 356-2864

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • C and O Employee's Hospital Association
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Chesapeake Life Insurance Co
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • First Life and Health Insurance
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Elevator
  • Optima Health
  • Principal Life
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Virginia Health Network
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service

About Dr. John Carlson, MD

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Specialties
Years of Experience
  • 27 years of experience
Years of Experience
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Languages Spoken
  • English, Spanish
Languages Spoken
Gender
  • Male
Gender
NPI Number
  • 1215913199
NPI Number
A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

Education & Certifications

Fellowship
  • Loma Linda University Med Center
Fellowship
Residency
  • Loma Linda University Med Center
Residency
Internship
  • Creighton Univ
Internship
Medical Education
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical Education
Undergraduate School
  • University of San Diego
Undergraduate School
Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
Board Certifications
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Admitting Hospitals

Admitting hospitals are where the provider is credentialed to see patients, perform procedures, and send patients for continuous care.

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center

Patient Satisfaction

4.9
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. John Carlson, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Carlson is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

Dr. Carlson has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

Dr. Carlson has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

Dr. Carlson has seen patients for Macular Hole and Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Carlson on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

27 patients have reviewed Dr. Carlson. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Carlson.

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