Lawrence Katzen, MD



Katzen Eye Center

901 North Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

(877) 736-2020


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Dr. Lawrence Katzen



LASIK Surgery in Jupiter, Boynton Beach and the surrounding area

Lawrence Katzen, MD, has transformed the lives of thousands of South Florida patients through LASIK surgery at his state-of-the-art eye care facility, Katzen Eye and Laser Center. An experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Katzen has performed LASIK on more eye physicians in Palm Beach County than any other surgeon. Fellowship-trained and well-versed in the latest LASIK technologies and surgical techniques in vision correction, Dr. Katzen is a sought-after lecturer on the subject, both in the U.S. and internationally. He was chosen as one of only 20 surgeons to participate in FDA clinical trials for the latest in refractive surgeries and techniques. Dr. Katzen currently serves as an instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology where he trains eye surgeons. And, as someone who has undergone LASIK himself, Dr. Katzen has firsthand experience not only as a LASIK surgeon but also as a patient.

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Dr. Katzen has been awarded Castle Connoly's Top Doctors for the last 15 consecutive years.

The Katzen Eye and Laser Center was the first eye center in South Florida to offer the "All Laser," or blade-free, LASIK surgical technique called IntraLase. This technique uses a laser, instead of a blade, to create a flap in the cornea, and is the technique now favored among LASIK surgeons due to its precision and reduced risk of complications. Along with this, Dr. Katzen uses the latest in wavefront technology at his eye care center, the VISX Star 4 Custom laser system, which measures the curvature of the cornea with unparalleled accuracy.

In addition to LASIK, Dr. Katzen provides other refractive surgeries such as PRK and CK surgery to accommodate his patient's needs. Katzen Eye and Laser Center also offers cataract surgery using the latest IOLs (intraocular lenses) that include Crystalens, ReSTOR, and ReZoom. Implantable contact lenses (ICLs) by Verisyse and Visian are also available for patients who are not candidates for LASIK surgery.

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After earning his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Katzen performed his residency in ophthalmology at Washington Hospital Medical Center in Washington, DC. He then went on to finish a specialty fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Katzen currently holds a volunteer position as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, a premier eye hospital. As an active member of several highly regarded ophthalmology organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, he enjoys an esteemed standing by his peers in the field. Dr. Katzen also enjoys using his knowledge and expertise for causes he feels passionate about, including working with ORBIS, the flying eye hospital that helps spread vision correction care to underprivileged patients around the world.

Testimonials from Dr. Katzen's LASIK patients

"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 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 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

"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

"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 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

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