Dr. Laurence Karns, MD

Dr. Laurence Karns, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Laurence Karns, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in North Canton, OH and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6407 Frank Ave NW

North Canton, OH 44720

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Senile Cataracts
high
more than 94% of peers
Lazy Eye
high
more than 90% of peers
Cataract
high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Karns'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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9  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ohio St University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Nebr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karns' Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karns to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Karns' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Karns performed cataract surgery March 8th & 2nd eye March 22nd. I really appreciate he comes in prior to surgery and asks if you are OK and do you have any questions or concerns. He actually called himself later day to make sure OK. Following day I went back for check up and his...more
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