Dr. Karen Lauer, MD

Dr. Karen Lauer, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Karen Lauer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.

420 E North Ave Ste 116

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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Sarcoidosis
high
more than 89% of peers
Glaucoma
normal
more than 74% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
normal
more than 67% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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12  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tufts New Eng Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Allegheny Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Pittsburgh Eye Ear I
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lauer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lauer's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lauer to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Lauer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have had few surgeries performed by Dr. Lauer. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Lauer and her staff. Excellent results and great follow-up. Would recommend Dr. Lauer without hesitation.
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Dr. Lauer and her immediate staff were great! I had cataract surgery on both eyes . Listens to any concerns and takes the time to address everything. Very down to earth explains everything , takes her time, does not rush through , is not more concerned with the computer as most doctors now a days!...more
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Dr. Lauer performed cataract surgery on both my eyes. She took time to explain in detail all that was going to happen and answered all my questions. The results exceeded my expectaions. I would highly recommend her.
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