Lawrence Katzen, MD



Katzen Eye Center

1601 Forum Place, # 101
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

901 North Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

(800) 579-7692


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Dr. Lawrence Katzen



LASIK in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and the neighboring area

Lawrence Katzen, MD, is one of South Florida's most experienced eye surgeons. A board-certified ophthalmologist with specialized fellowship training, Dr. Katzen has improved the eyesight of thousands of patients using the latest vision correction techniques and technologies. He is widely recognized by his peers for his knowledge of LASIK surgery and has performed LASIK on more Palm Beach County eye physicians than any other surgeon. Dr. Katzen belongs to an exclusive group of surgeons selected to partake in FDA clinical trials aimed at discovering, developing and refining new refractive surgery technologies and techniques. He is much sought after as a lecturer at major ophthalmology meetings in the U.S. and abroad.

Boca Raton LASIK patients gain from Katzen Eye Center's commitment to the transformative benefits of laser vision correction. The surgeons' unsurpassed expertise, coupled with advanced laser technology, has transformed the lives of thousands of patients.

Watch videos of patient testimonials and hear what they have to say about Dr. Katzen.

Katzen Eye Center

Katzen Eye Center is a state-of-the-art facility whose surgeons work hard to remain at the forefront of surgical innovation. The center was South Florida's first eye center devoted to laser vision correction and was the first doctor-owned center to permanently transition to bladeless LASIK with IntraLase technology.

Each patient is meticulously examined at the Katzen Eye Center so that the surgeons can determine the best course of treatment. When performing LASIK surgery, the surgeons use the VISX Star 4 Custom laser platform. This state-of-the-art system produces a precise map of the cornea. Before correcting the cornea's curvature with the laser, the surgeons of Katzen Eye Center use the IntraLase laser to create a corneal flap. A VISX excimer laser is then used to correct the shape of the cornea. This two-laser approach is known as "All Laser LASIK."

The following eye surgeries are also available to patients of Katzen Eye Center:

  • PRK
  • CK surgery (conductive keratoplasty) to correct nearsightedness
  • Cataract surgery with premium IOLs (intraocular lenses), including Crystalens, ReSTOR and ReZoom
  • Phakic IOLs (implantable contact lenses), including Verisyse and Visian, for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK

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Lawrence Katzen, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Washington Hospital Medical Center in Washington, DC. He did an oculoplastic surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Katzen serves as a volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is also an instructor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology's primary eye surgery courses. Dr. Katzen is an active member of several highly regarded ophthalmology organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Katzen also donates his time to project ORBIS, an airplane-based hospital that circles the world providing eye surgery to disadvantaged patients.

Praise from LASIK Patients

"After searching for around 18 months I interviewed 5 places and talked to several people. When I felt very comfortable with the decision to go with Katzen Laser Center.

I couldn't stand my glasses! I am very glad I decided to do this. I feel great about it, like a relief is now off my shoulders. I felt no pain during the procedure.

You are amazing Dr. Katzen. This is the best thing that's ever happened to me. After the birth of my child and my wedding, this is the happiest day of my life."

—Jessica Cecere, CEO

"When my friends see me without my glasses they comment that my contacts must be doing well. Then I tell them I no longer wear glasses or contacts. Because of LASIK I can see without them. They are amazed when they look at my eyes!

The surgery only took 45 seconds and it also improved my golf in 45 seconds. I could not be any happier. I woke up the morning following the procedure and was able to see. LASIK is the most incredible thing in the world, by far one of the best things I have done for myself.

The office staff was very nice, cooperative and made me feel relaxed."

—Bob Impaglia, P.G.A. Golf Pro

"I studied the LASIK procedure for about two years and then spent a year interviewing different eye doctors and eye clinics. As an engineer, I have spent a lot of time analyzing situations involving my health. At the time of my interview Dr. Katzen had completed the largest number of LASIK procedures. He was the only surgeon I spoke with who gave me statistics showing what my vision could be following LASIK, as well as the odds of me seeing 20/20 following surgery.

The fact that Dr. Katzen is a resident of the community and does not travel from outside the county or state made me feel more comfortable.

The knowledge that Dr. Katzen was available for follow-up care at all times following LASIK was crucial for me."

—John McKeeman, Engineer

"I wore contact lenses for years, and they bothered my eyes every day. I saw lots of other surgeons perform LASIK, but Dr. Katzen impressed me with his experience and expertise, and earned my confidence. It's normal to be nervous about surgery, but when I got to the office I felt comfortable. The staff was great. They made me feel confident. I didn't have any question regarding Dr. Katzen's ability to ensure that I got the best results possible.

This has really been a wonderful change. I see well and I am not experiencing any irritation. I no longer have to think about my eyes."

—Dr. Rebecca Hill, Optometrist

"I had been wearing glasses and contact lenses for almost 30 years. I was not seeing well and I was tired and uncomfortable.

After much research I opted to have LASIK. I did my homework and visited several doctors. One of the reasons I went with Dr. Katzen was that I liked his staff. They were all professional and explained the information in a nice manner.

After a year of anxiousness I felt more comfortable, so I went with my instinct.

LASIK is the most amazing thing that has happened in my life. I can do whatever I want to and go anywhere without being tired or experiencing discomfort. I see better than I did when I wore glasses or contacts. The LASIK results have exceeded my expectations. It is an amazing procedure."

—Barbara Smith, Teacher

"I am an optometrist, and I value my vision as well as the vision of my patients. After watching Dr. Katzen perform LASIK and viewing the wonderful outcomes my patients were experiencing, I opted to have it myself. I was shocked how easy it was. There was no pain and I was amazed at how I was able to see as soon as they took away laser.

The recovery was pretty quick. The next day I was able to drive on the highway by myself, without the need for glasses, and I was back at work 2 days after the procedure.

Now that I have had LASIK I recommend it to my patients. The results have been great, and it was an easy procedure to undergo. As a result, I would be remiss not to advise my patients that they can have the procedure as well."

—Dr. Joel Hersch, Optometrist

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