Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD

Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Gaston Lacayo III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

15955 SW 96th St Ste 206

Miami, FL 33196

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pterygium Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers

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6  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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29  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Ponce School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Emory Eye Ctr-Emory U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lacayo III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lacayo III to family and friends
23 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lacayo III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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Dr. Gaston Lacayo, quiero expresarle mi gratitud por su excelente servicio medico y su muy exitosa operacion de cataratas, sin dolor, una muy pronta recuperacion y NO MAS ANTEOJOS !!! Los servicios que Usted provee son "super" , la atencion al detalle y sus explicaciones perfectas. La atencion de...more
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The office is very clean. Despite the fact I only come in 2 or 3 times a year the receptionists remembers me and checks me without having to sign the check in roster. The staff is very courteous and answer all my questions. The other day I was approximately 30 minutes early for my appointment, I...more
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I had cataracts removed from both eyes by Dr Lacayo, opting for laser surgery, and I could not be more pleased with the results. Everything went just as he described it. The procedure was fast and painless and Dr Lacayo's is not only an excellent professional but also has great bedside manners,...more
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