Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD
Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Las Cruces, NM. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Lazaro is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center and Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Lazaro's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
I was hesitant about having my cataract removed but after meeting Dr. Lazaro and his staff I was placed at ease and eager to have the procedure done. It turned out wonderful and I can now see again! Thank you Dr. Lazaro and thanks to all your wonderful staff! Dr. Lazaro and his staff are all very professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone else!
in Las Cruces, NM |
First time going here. Dr. Lazaro is a doll. So friendly and puts you at ease immediately. Very knowledgeable and explains things in a laymans terms when needed. So impressed with him and his staff! All were extremely helpful, friendly, and willing to answer any and all questions you may have. I HIGHLY recommend him. A truly wonderful experience!
in Las Cruces, NM |
Had cataract surgery on May 16, 2017, back today for follow up. Would recommend Dr Lazaro practice to others. Very professional yet patient friendly office. Nurses and staff are well trained and willing to answer questions. Dr. Lazaro extremely approachable and capable, can tell because about his patients.
in Macon, GA |
Diagnosed Glaucoma and ordered eye drops that have managed successfully. I sent him many patients when I was working in Las Cruces. The ONLY person I would recommend!
in Macon, GA |
I use him as my personal opthalmologist and refer all of my diabetic patients as well as those with other eye concerns to him. He is always professional, clean, and has excellent bedside manner.
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Dr. Lazaro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ca

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Charity Hosps
  • Residency Hospital
    La State U Hosp
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Estelle Dohemy Eye Fdn

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation