Specialty: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Laser Cataract Surgery, Advanced Glaucoma Care, Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Dr. Vipul Lakhani is a board-certified ophthalmologist serving the patients of Ocean County since 1998. He graduated with honors from Williams College, consistently one of the top ranked colleges in the country. He attended Downstate Medical School where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He won the Sandoz award for academic excellence and had the rare privilege to be selected to national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Lakhani completed his internship and residency in New York City. He received expert medical and surgical training at the world renowned Wills Eye Hospital and Indiana University where he completed double fellowships in Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology. He ranked in the top 2% nationally in the ophthalmology certification boards. Dr. Vipul Lakhani is recognized by his peers as a gifted surgeon and clinician. He is routinely referred routine and complicated cataract and anterior segment surgical procedures by many of the areas eye care physicians. He has performed over 20000 cataract surgical procedures many of whom were other doctors or their family members. Dr. Lakhani is well published with articles in most of the revered ophthalmology journals and has written a book chapter on glaucoma surgical techniques. He has been asked to lecture all over the United States and throughout the world, including India and China. Dr. Lakhani currently accepts almost all medical plans and is accepting new patients. He believes in providing compassionate, ethical care to his patients and has received the Compassionate Doctor award on various physician-rating sites. He is a four-time recipient of New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor. He is available for consultations and second opinions....See Less
Lakhani Eye Associates is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered, state of the art eye care and to achieve the highest surgical and medical outcomes for our patients in a comfortable and positive atmosphere. Patient's care and needs are our highest priority. No, is never an option as we strive to deliver maximum care, attention and flexibility to our greatest asset "our patients".
Dr. Lakhani'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
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment Surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lakhani's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Progressive High Myopia
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Botox® for Blepharospasm
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Glaucoma Medical Therapy
Laser Cataract Surgery
Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Optomap® Retinal Exam
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Eye Laceration
Retinal Laser Surgery
Soft Contact Lenses
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1992
Winthrop - University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
Long Island Jewish Med Ctr-Albert Einstein Coll Med
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Wills Eye Hosp
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Lakhani has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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