The Specialty Clinic at Van Diest Medical Center offers Opthalmology services provided by experienced eye doctor, Steven O. Anderson, M.D. Dr. Anderson has a wealth of experience in comprehensive ophthalmology. His specialties include cataract surgery including complex cataract cases, pterygium surgery and medical and surgical glaucoma management.

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Dr. Steven O. Anderson, M.D.

Medical Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society

Dr. Anderson is recognized for his experience and expertise in international ophthalmology and manual small incision cataract surgery. He is regularly involved with training US and foreign surgeons in this technique as well as speaking at a number of national and international conferences. He enjoys teaching and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He also teaches resident physicians how to perform eye surgery at the VA Hospital in Minnesota.

In 2008, Dr. Anderson founded Global Eye Mission, a mission organization created to facilitate the development of long-term eye programs around the world. At that time, he accepted an invitation from a mission hospital in Indonesia to help start a new long-term eye program on the island of Borneo. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Anderson and his family lived in Indonesia where he held a position at Bethesda Mission Hospital training an Indonesian ophthalmologist and a group of nurses to establish a new eye program to serve the great needs of their communities.

Dr. Anderson continues to serve in the leadership of Global Eye Mission to assist a number of eye care programs around the world. He has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology George T. Tani, M.D. Humanitarian Award.  


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson, please call the Wolfe Eye Clinic at 515.832.2401.