Dr. Carlos Buznego, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Carlos Buznego, MD
Carlos Buznego, MD is proud to serve his "hometown" community of Miami. Born in Havana, Cuba, his family moved to the United States in 1962. Dr. Buznego attended local schools in Miami and graduated Valedictorian from Southwest High School in 1979. At Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Buznego was a "Scholar in Medicine" accumulating various honors while earning his Bachelors and Medical degrees. Dr. Buznego was awarded the "Grand Prize in Ophthalmology" for his accomplishments at the Washington University Medical School. He completed his training in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 1991. Dr. Buznego's specialty is ophthalmic surgery including LASIK, Laser Cataract Surgery, and Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified to perform laser cataract and LASIK surgery. Dr. Buznego is an active staff member at Baptist Hospital, Surgical Park Center and Baptist Medical Arts Surgery Center. He is also a voluntary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Florida International University College of Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Buznego was among the first surgeons to be certified by Glaukos to perform minimally invasive glaucoma surgery with the Glaukos i-Stent device. In 2013, Dr. Buznego was among the first surgeons to be certified by LensAR to perform the LensAR femto-laser cataract procedure. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Buznego has been named one of the "Best Doctors in South Florida" in several polls over the last decade. Dr. Buznego served as President of the Dade County Medical Association in 2001-2002, as the youngest President in the history of the DCMA. He was elected President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), serving as the youngest and first Hispanic President, establishing himself as a leader amongst Florida's Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Buznego's work was recognized when he was awarded the annual prize for "Community Service", and he was also named the "Young Ophthalmologist of the Year" in 1996 by the FSO. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognized Dr. Buznego in 2004 for his service and dedication with an Achievement Award and the Secretariat Award for State Governmental Affairs. Dr. Buznego is active in clinical research for devices and medications for Laser Cataract Surgery, LASIK, dry eyes, and implants for cataract and MIGS glaucoma surgery. He has served as Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator for various FDA clinical trials. Dr. Buznego lectures nationally and internationally and writes articles about new techniques for laser cataract surgery, intra-ocular lenses, glaucoma surgery and treatment for ocular diseases. Dr. Buznego is an avid professional and collegiate sports fan. He enjoys skiing, boating and politics.

8940 N Kendall Dr Ste 400E

Miami, FL 33176

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Dr. Carlos Buznego, MD

Dr. Carlos Buznego, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Buznego believes in a comprehensive approach to eye care and gives each of his patients specific attention to take care of all of their vision needs. From cataract surgery to LASIK surgery, Dr. Buznego is skilled in treating every patient, and in many cases patients with multiple eye issues.
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Dr. Buznego's Experience

Dr. Buznego's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Washington University, St Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Mt Sinai Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bascom Palmer Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buznego has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buznego's Reviews

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Dr. Buznego's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Miami, FL |
I went in as an emergency appointment and they were very accommodating. Dr. Buznego was very professional and explained everything in a manner that was easy to understand for the layperson; he also informed me of anything he saw out of the ordinary.
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Dr. Buznego accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Buznego has admitting privileges

Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
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