Dr. Andrew Lawton, MD

Dr. Andrew Lawton, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Andrew Lawton, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in ophthalmology and optometry.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lawton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 96% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Lawton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lawton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lawton "Dr. Lawton is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Neuro-Ophthalmology. He has expertise in evaluating patients with visual problems originating outside the eye due to diagnoses including brain tumors, neurological disorders, and brain injuries. Dr. Lawton earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

3  Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pathology*
  • Neuropathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pathology*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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4  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Estelle Doheny Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lawton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lawton's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lawton to family and friends
2 total reviews

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4.3
based on 71 total reviews (23 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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Dr. Lawton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD
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