Joshua H. Olson, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Joshua H. Olson

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-0706

Fax 612-626-3119

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0501

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Associate Residency Program Director


Ophthalmologist


MD, University of Minnesota

Residency, Mayo Clinic

Preliminary Medicine Internship, Mayo Clinic

Summary

Patient Care
Dr. Olson sees patients in our General Ophthalmology Clinic. He accepts new patients for surgical evaluations and routine eye care, including cataract evaluations, medical screening exams, glaucoma treatment, dry eye treatment, ptosis (droopy eyelids), temporal artery biopsies, macular degeneration evaluations, and optical prescription updates.

“I try to treat each of my patients as though they were one of my own family members. I want each of my patients to feel that their concerns are truly heard and that my goal is to find a solution to their problems.”

Awards & Recognition

  • Poland-Finke Chair
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, 2007-present
  • National Dean’s List Member, 2004-present
  • H. Mead and June S. Caver, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society,
  • Robert Dyar, and Vernon D. E. Smith Scholarships, 2004-2008
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, 2003–2004

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Olson is involved in the clinical and surgical education of our medical students and residents. He also participates in the recruitment and evaluation of patients for various clinical medicine trials.

Publications

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Olson , J.H., Louwagie, C.R., Diehl, N.N., Mohney, B.G. Congenital esotropia and the risk of mental illness by early adulthood. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(1):145-149.
  • Olson, J.H., Erie, J.C., Bakri, S.J. Nutritional supplementation and age-related macular degeneration. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011;26(3):131-136.
  • Itty, S., Olson, J.H., O’Connell, D.J., Pulido, J.S. Treatment of primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL) has involved systemic, intravitreal or intrathecal chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Retina. 2009;29(3):415-416.

Presentations

Invited Oral Presentations at Local and Regional Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

  • Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS): Expanding the Role of Comprehensive Ophthalmology,” podium speaker, Regions Hospital 38th Annual Continuing Education for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, May 2015.
  • iStent: Expanding the Role of the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist. Tips to Get Started with MIGS,” podium speaker, 28th Annual Harris Visiting Professor Series, University of Minnesota, February, 2015.
  • “Basics of Intraocular Lens Calculations,” podium speaker, Warren Hill Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, December, 2014.

Clinical

Specialties

  • OphthalmologyCataract SurgeryOculoplastic Surgery (Eyelids)GlaucomaComprehensive Eye Exams

Board Certifications

Board Certified