Damien C. Macaluso, M.D.
Specialties:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplants(including sutureless cornea transplants-DSAEK)
  • LASIK
  • Optical Services
  • Contact Lenses

Dr. Macaluso specializes in laser vision correction surgery, cataract surgery, corneal diseases and corneal transplants. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton and University of California, San Diego Medical School. He served his internship at Mercy Hospital, followed by his residency in ophthalmology for four years at The Casey Eye Institute. He completed a fellowship in Refractive Surgery, Corneal and External Diseases and Corneal Transplants at The Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah where he was awarded the prestigious Heed Fellowship.

Dr. Macaluso is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute, Portland Oregon, where he served as a faculty member from 2001-2004.

Dr. Macaluso specializes in laser vision correction surgery including Advanced Surface Treatment( PRK) and Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis(LASIK). He also has extensive experience with premium intraocular lenses for cataract surgery (Tecnis multifocal, Crystalens, ReSTOR, Tecnis Toric and AcrySof Toric). In addition, he also specializes in the advanced cornea transplant technique (DSAEK) for Fuchs Dystrophy. He continues to actively publish and lecture nationally in his area of expertise

Dr. Macaluso is committed to provide the latest in refractive surgery technology as well as other surgeries, ensuring excellence in quality eye care. Dr. Macaluso joined Asheville Eye Associates in 2006. Before joining Asheville Eye Associates, Dr. Macaluso was on faculty at The Casey Eye Institute, one of the top ten eye centers in the country.

Given the demands of his career, free time is at a premium for Dr. Macaluso, but he always enjoys spending time with his family and finding time for outdoor activities.

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Member of North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Regional Medical Park
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
(828)258-1586
(800)232-0420