Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD

Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 44

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Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Miami, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Kendall Regional Medical Center and Baptist Hospital Of Miami. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lacayo III to book an appointment.

Locations

Center for Excellence in Eye Care

Center for Excellence15955 Sw 96th St Ste 206 Miami, FL 33196
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Lacayo III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lacayo III

4.7

Based on 42 ratings

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I received a level of care and honesty that has left me in shock - in a good way. Dr. Lacayo is professional, competent, caring and most of all HONEST. I was truly impressed and as a retired RN modern healthcare leaves a lot to be desired, so to meet someone who EXPLAINS is both refreshing and unexpected. Highest recommendation!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 20, 2021
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It was a great experience. The wait was short; I was checked by the nurse first to check my vision. A short time later, Dr Lacayo review my case, asked questions about my eye and found all in order which made real comfortable. Right there he scheduled my next visit. The experience was great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lourdes Guitian – Jun 02, 2021
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My treatment was never finished. I will need to start with another specialist. My first review was only after 2 visits.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Judith Porto – May 28, 2021
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great job with Gods help of course.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pamela J. – Mar 06, 2019
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great Dr!!!!! Great staff and experience! I trust his hands better than any machine!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anthony T. – Dec 14, 2018
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Dr was amazing! Makes a HUGE difference when you have good staff running the office! Thank you all!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria B. – Oct 10, 2018
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Best Dr. and staff in town!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alton R. – Oct 10, 2018
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I am very happy with this office and physicians!!! Thank You so much!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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S. D. – Oct 03, 2018
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Dr Lacayo is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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G. B. G. – Oct 03, 2018
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Ive been to a cornea specialist before seeing Dr Lacayo for poor vision in my left eye. After four visits the specialist told me i had to live with it bc the endothelial cells were damaged. My opthalmologist disagreed with the specialist assestment, and referred me to Dr. Lacayo. Dr. Lacayo determined that it was epithelial cells that were causing the problem, and he polished them. He restored my vision!!! I would highly recommend Dr. Lacayo to anyone with, or without medical diagnosis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard B. – Sep 28, 2018
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Since mid 2015 I had been under the care of Dr. Lacayo for an herpes soster that affected my right eye. The prognosis was not good and I had three recurrences that were controlled and treated by Dr. Lacayo, saving my sight. After controlling the virus he was able to removed my cataracts and today I can enjoy life again. I definitely recommend Dr. Lacayo for his knowledge, professionalism and his friendly staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Julia Mirta Marino in Hialeah, FL – Sep 17, 2018
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love coming here, far from home but doctor is very nice and on top of medicine advances
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Ana P. – Sep 08, 2018
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extremely thorough, repeats important points , welcomes questions, makes you feel very comfortable with a great sense of humor, also very reassuring!! Fantastic doctor and office staff!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Terry F. – Sep 07, 2018
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The office staff and the Dr are all very attentive and polite. I am very happy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Juana M. – Sep 07, 2018
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I am VERY HAPPY with all staff and DR!!!!!! So attentative!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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B. G. – Sep 07, 2018
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Exam was complete and very professional. Will definitely recommend to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jean L. – Sep 07, 2018
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He took care of me in the moment of emergency and made me feel much better and I am leaving in comfort knowing that I have all the information and what I need to do. He is an amazing M.D.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Sep 07, 2018
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he was so kind
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Kiara P. – Sep 06, 2018
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I needed cornea transplant and cataract surgery. The results were just exceptional. I am making amazing progress exactly as Dr. Lacayo promised. My vision is much clearer and excellent. I strongly recommend Dr. Lacayo if you need any eye surgery. Truly a professional and very pleasant and understanding describing your condition and treatment options. Great results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Antonio Figueroa in Miami, FL – Sep 02, 2017
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My name is Maria E Mesa. Dr. Lacayo has been treating me for over 4 years for cornea related issues.I have had two cornea transplants. On one occasions, Dr. Lacayo saved my eye after a cornea perforation and then agian after having a severe infection cause by strep and staph. Thanks to the excellent care, interest, professionalism and personal attention I received from Dr. Lacayo, I am grateful to God for having placed me in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Maria E. Mesa in Miami, FL – Jun 09, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Lacayo III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Corneal Erosion
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lacayo III treats Corneal Erosion more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lacayo III treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lacayo III performs Cornea Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Lacayo III performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lacayo III performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lacayo III performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lacayo III's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Gaston O. Lacayo, III, MD was born in Managua, Nicaragua and relocated with his family to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Miami,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 10 years.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Emory Eye Center In Atlanta, Georgia.
Fellowship Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lacayo III has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lacayo III frequently treats Corneal Erosion, Cornea Surgery, and Cataract Removal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lacayo III treats.

Where is Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD's office located?

Dr. Lacayo III's office is located at 15955 Sw 96th St Ste 206, Miami, FL 33196. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD speak?

Dr. Lacayo III speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lacayo III is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Kendall Regional Medical Center

Miami, FL

55% Patient Experience Rating, 14% lower than the national average

34 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Baptist Hospital Of Miami

Miami, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average