Dr. Laurence Arend, MD

Dr. Laurence Arend, MD

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73 y/o
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Dr. Laurence Arend, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 10

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 95% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
more than 93% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Arend'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. Arend's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arend "Dr. Arend earned his bachelor's degree from the Cornell University. He obtained his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed both a residency and fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Arend's clinical interests include: Age Related Macular Degeneration Macular Holes Retinal Tears or Holes Epiretinal Membrane Macular Degeneration Cystoid Macular Edema Vitreous Hemorrhage Diabetic Eye Disease Endophthalmitis "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Arend ""Dr. Laurence Arend's special interest is in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration and he is actively participating in national research trials in these areas. He is a pioneer in the develpoment of surgery for macular holes. Dr. Arend holds Clinical Assistant Professorships at LSU and Tulane and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Vitreous Society. He is the President of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology and Past President of the Southern Retina Group and the Baylor Ophthalmology Alumni Association. In 1994, His Royal and Imperial Highness Prince Robert and the Honours Committee of the New York-based Imperial Russian Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Ecumenical Foundation for philanthropic endeavors knighted Dr. Arend with the Bestowal of Honors. Dr. Laurence Arend was born in Austin, Texas and attended high school there. His attended collete at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he was on the deans list. He earned his medical degree from Tulane, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship at Charity Hospital and his residencies in internal medicine and pathology with the U.S. Public Health Service in New Orleans. He completed his ophthalmology residency and cornea fellowship at St. John Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, and a fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Arend is board certified in ophthalmology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1979. Dr. Arend practices at Ochsner's main campus.""
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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9  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • U S Public Health Service
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St. John Ophthalmic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arend's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arend to family and friends
3 total reviews

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  • 3
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Dr. Arend'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

    31 to 45 minutes
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