Myopic Degeneration

Myopia is a term that is used to describe the shape of the eye resulting in an eye that is “near sighted”. This means you see well up close but things are blurry at a distance. Most people with glasses or contacts have myopia or are myopic. Dr. Ellingson has performed thousands of surgeries to correct this common problem.

Macular Degeneration

Specialty trained in managing all stages of both wet and dry macular degeneration. Dr Ellingson has treated thousands of patients with advanced macular degeneration and has extensive knowledge in all treatment options available. He has performed over 12,000 treatments of macular degeneration each year, preserving and improving vision for many of his patients.

Macular Pucker

A macular pucker is caused by cells that settle on the surface of the retina form a membrane. The membrane adheres to underlying tissue and contracts resulting in changes of the retina architecture. Surgery is currently the best treatment option. Dr. Ellingson has performed 100s of surgeries to remove these membranes.

Macular Holes

Full thickness macular holes are usually sudden and associated with vision loss. Dr. Ellingson currently operates on these and has a closure rate of 98% and 97% with visual improvement. 76% noticed 3 lines or more of improvement compared to their vision before surgery.


Dr Ellingson’s unique technique of floater removal has made this one of his most successful treatments. He as an extremely low complication rate with excellent results. Historically the visual impact of floaters has been undervalued and removal by surgery is becoming more widely used. Dr. Ellingson has removed done thousands of surgeries to removes floaters. He uses a safe and well tolerated surgical approach for his patients. The surgery takes about 15 minutes and the recovery is very well received.

Retinal Detachments

Dr. Ellingson has repaired 100s of retina detachments. During his retina fellowship he had extensive training repairing detachments in both clinical and surgical settings. He has excellent surgical outcomes and is skilled at using scleral buckles, elements, and vitrectomy to achieve a high rate of primary reattachment with above expected visual outcomes.


There are many sources of inflammation in the eye including autoimmune, infection, and cancer. Dr. Ellingson’s training included diagnosis, management and treatment of many causes of inflammation. He has managed hundreds of patients with multiple stages of uveitis using eye drops, ocular injections and oral medications.

Vascular Disease

As a fellowship trained retina specialist, Dr. Ellingson is specially trained to managed many ocular complications from vascular disease such as retinal vein and artery occlusion, ischemia, hypertensive retinopathy, aneurysms and neovascularization.

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing threats to vision loss in the United States. Recently there have been several new medications that can be used to delay and even reverse the effects of diabetic disease in the eye. Dr Ellingson is specialty trained in managing and treating diabetic eye disease. He has performed thousands of laser therapy sessions and treatments for diabetic retinopathy. Additionally he is surgically trained to repair the most advanced stages of diabetic eye disease. He has performed hundreds of surgeries in eyes with advanced diabetes, saving vision for many of his patients.