Dr. Lawrence Singerman, MD

Dr. Lawrence Singerman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Lawrence Singerman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3401 Enterprise Pkwy Ste 300

Cleveland, OH 44122

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Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Neovascularization
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Singerman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Singerman "After completing his retinal training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Singerman established Retina Associates of Cleveland in 1974. With 8 other retinal specialists and over 130 employees, the practice sees patients throughout Northeastern Ohio. Dr. Singerman is active in the field of clinical research and has been a principal investigator in more than 100 multicenter clinical trials sponsored by NIH and pharmaceutical companies. Many of these studies of treatments for diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and other vitreoretinal diseases have led to FDA-approval of new drugs. He attributes his interest in research studies to the great opportunity he had to participate in the original Diabetic Retinopathy Study when he was a retinal fellow with Dr. Arnall Patz. The results of this study led to a dramatic worldwide reduction in blindness from diabetic retinopathy, inspiring Dr. Singerman to devote much of his professional effort to clinical trials. His research center has been a leading recruiter for such studies nationally and internationally. Dr. Singerman is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland and a voluntary professor of clinical ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami. He was awarded the first outstanding teacher award by the ophthalmology residents at University Hospitals of Cleveland and has received other teaching awards. Dr. Singerman serves on editorial boards for major ophthalmology journals. He is the editor of three textbooks and has authored over 300 publications. He has chaired or organized over 80 national and international courses and symposia on macular and retinal vascular disease. In 1977, Dr. Singerman founded the Macula Society, an international association of leading investigators and clinicians in the field of retinal diseases. He has been continuously re-elected to the position of Executive Secretary of the Society. In 1999, he received the Society's J. Donald M. Gass Medal for Outstanding Contributions in the Study of Macular Diseases, and in 2009 he was awarded the Arnall Patz Medal for outstanding contributions in the study of retinal vascular diseases. Dr. Singerman was the Vice Chair of the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Executive Committee of the Academy's Board of Directors. He was given the Academy's Life Achievement Honor Award in 2006. He is past President of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society, and the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland (DAGC). The DACG has named him its first Honorary Board Member for Life and has given him the Dietrich Diabetes Research Institute's Diabetes Research Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of over 40 professional organizations. Dr. Singerman has also been named 1 of 111 best ophthalmologists and 1 of the 10 best medical retina specialists in America by Ophthalmology Times and has been recognized in Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors every year since 1998."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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7  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Singerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Singerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Singerman to family and friends
18 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Singerman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

He was dismissive of my concerns and rude. I would never recommend him.
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Dr. Singerman is an excellent doctor who saved my vision in 1979. I was expecting our son and due to diabetes, had numerous problems including loss of vision. This doctor was 1 of only 2 doctors in Cleveland who did lasers, and he did them as soon as he saw me. I see him annually to check my...more
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The office , staff and Dr. Singerman are very professional, considerate and thorough. I have had quite a few health problems and they make sure to ask if there is anything new, recent medications and how I am feeling. They are concerned not only with my eyes, but with me as a person. I like them...more
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I think Dr. Singerman is the best. He has helped me very much. The staff are excellent. He and the staff are very kind and helpful. Their new building is beautiful. You can call anytime and talk to a nurse if you are having any problem. I would recommend them to everyone.
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Having macular degeneration is devastating and going to Retina Associates is something I look forward to. The staff is always professional and kind. Dr Singerman always explains what is going on and makes me feel very comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Singerman and Retina Associates to anyone.
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