Don E. Marascalco, M.D.

Dr. Marascalco is one of the most experienced ophthalmologists in the State of Mississippi. He is Board Certified and specializes in clear cornea, topical anesthesia cataract surgery, Lasik laser vision correction as well as Diabetic and Glaucoma laser surgery. He was among the first pioneering surgeons in Mississippi to perfect the no shot, no stitch, no bandage technique for cataract surgery. Dr. Marascalco is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1977 and finished his general medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Marascalco completed his Internal Medicine Internship and his Ophthalmology Residency in 1985 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He founded the Eye Clinic of Meridian at its present location in 1985.

Dr. Marascalco is a Visx Customvue and Intralase certified refractive surgeon. He has received the Top Ten Surgeons and Gold Surgeons Awards for his expertise in refractive surgery. Dr. Marascalco has performed over 12,000 Lasik surgical procedures and currently offers bladeless Lasik surgery using the new Intralase technology.

Dr. Marascalco is actively involved in the community and has special interest in the Boy Scouts of America. His wife Tricia, their three children, Beth, Frank and Ann Claire and his four grandchildren are the joy of his life. They enjoy snow skiing, boating, traveling, rafting, horseback riding, tennis and trips to the beach. He has numerous hobbies including, vegetable gardening, fishing, farming and wildlife photography. He is a avid duck and turkey hunter and holds the Mississippi State Record for harvesting the gobbler with the longest spur.


  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Residency, Ophthalmology
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Internship, Transitional Year
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine
    Medical School

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Anderson Regional Medical Center
    Meridian, MS
  • Rush Foundation Hospital
    Meridian, MS
  • Anderson Regional Medical Center
    South Meridian, MS

Professional Memberships

Don Marascalco is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • East Mississippi Medical Association

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