Dr. Lawrence Katzen, MD

Dr. Lawrence Katzen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Lawrence Katzen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boynton Beach, FL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med in 1974 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

901 N Congress Ave Ste 104

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Lazy Eye
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Katzen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Katzen "During the past three decades, renowned eye surgeon and native Floridian, Lawrence Katzen M.D. has helped thousands of men and women enjoy improved vision through advanced microsurgical procedures, As Founder, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon of Katzen & Care and Laser Center, he belongs to an exclusive inner circle of international surgeons who perform over 1500 microsurgical procedures each year. He was among the first eye surgeons in Florida to have his own vision corrected with LASIK. Dr. Katzen was also among the first surgeons in South Florida to offer patients the convenience and comfort of a Laser Vision Correction laser center within a private privative setting. His state-of-the-art center offers patients the latest technology for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In addition to his achievements in the field of LASIK laser vision correction, Dr. Katzen has also played a vital role in developing lens implant procedures for patients with cataracts and patients who wish to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. He has been performing lens implantation with refractive lenses for over twenty five years and continues to be an active participant in numerous FDA routinely lectures on these subjects at major ophthalmology meetings in the United States, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Katzen is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and is fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery. He is a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Katzen is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. The American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and has served as Chief of Ophthalmology at JFK Medical Center and Vice President of the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Katzen has been a visiting professor with Project Orbis since 1984. The main goal of Project Orbis is to help reduce World Blindness through a worldwide exchange of ophthalmic skills. Dr. Katzen resides in West Palm Beach with his wife, Jane. He enjoys photography, traveling, golf, and outdoor activities with his family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Katzen "Lawrence Katzen, MD founded The Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center with a commitment to provide patients in Palm Beach County with the finest quality eye care available.  Since that time, more than 35 thousand Palm Beach County and South Florida residents have enjoyed the benefits of cataract surgery, laser vision correction and general ophthalmology care by Dr. Katzen and his dedicated staff."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Katzen does not have any board certifications listed.

30  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Night Blindness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes

12  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

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.


  • University of Miami, Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • U Ill EE Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Katzen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Katzen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katzen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katzen to family and friends
58 total reviews (47 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (58)

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Dr. Katzen'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 (47)

I was very pleased with Dr. Katzen, his staff at Boynton and the surgical center off 45th . I was treated like I was their only patient. The staff in both locations were very professional. I was really nervous knowing that my eyes were going to be operated on. The staff at the surgical center did...more
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Dr. Katzen changed my life. He is the best. He’s kind, calm, professional. I had no pain. I didn’t even have any intrivinus. Just eye meds. It only took 15 minutes to do my cataract. I can see 20/20 again. He is amazing!
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The very thought of having refractive lens exchange surgery is at best unnerving. However, Dr. Katzen and his team made the entire experience pleasant; eliminating any anxiety and concerns. I would recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone who need this life changing procedure.
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The most well organized practice.. no waiting time..friendly, pleasant staff. Every step is explained thoroughly. Dr. Katzen is calm, professional and there to answer every question you might have.
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Dr Katzen is a true professional in his field. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. I am seeing everything without glasses after just having the cataract surgery. Dr Katzen and his staff are so warm and forthcoming in explaining everything clearly to me so I knew what to...more
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