Dr. Wilfredo C. Lara, MD

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Dr. Wilfredo C. Lara, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery | Male

Retina Macula Specialists of Miami 351 NW 42nd Ave Ste 501, Miami, FL 33126 Get Directions
(305) 643-8871

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Dr.Lara is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Disease and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous. He was born in Maryland and raised in Miami Florida. Dr. Lara obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Lara is deeply embedded in the South Florida community and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Lara is committed to providing personalized care while delivering the latest technological advances in the field.Read more

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Dr. Lara is an amazing doctor that treats patients with professionalism and outstanding care. He was very patient and thorough answering all of my questions. He performed laser surgery on my eyes with no discomfort. His staff is very friendly and organized.. Fantastic team approach. Truly a great experience. Thank you Dr. Lara!
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The doctor and his staff are very nice but the wait is unbearable. Patients have over 3 hours of wait time to be seen by the doctor. I was with my mother, who is the patient, and she along with about 6 other elderly patients waited 3 1/2 hours (from the 10am appointment until1:30pm) for the follow up review of her condition. She is not a new patient.
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    Specialties

    • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
    • Ophthalmic Surgery
    • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Retinal Diseases

    Board Certifications

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Amaurosis Fugax
    • Aphakia
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Cataract
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diseases Leading to Retinal Scarring
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Exudative Retinal Detachment
    • Eye Disease
    • Eye Infections
    • Eye Trauma
    • Glaucoma
    • Hyphema
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Macular Pucker
    • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
    • Open-Angle Glaucoma
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Pseudophakia
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Artery Occlusion
    • Retinal Degeneration
    • Retinal Degeneration - Nanophthalmos - Glaucoma
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Detachment With Break
    • Retinal Edema
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinopathy
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Steroid-Induced Glaucoma
    • Strabismus
    • Traditional Retinal Tears
    • Uveitis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Diabetes Eye Care
    • Diabetic Eye Exam
    • Eye Examination
    • Eye Injection
    • Eye Procedure
    • Eye Surgery
    • Fluorscein Angiography
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
    • Iridotomy
    • Laser Surgery
    • Macular Hole Surgery
    • Macular Pucker Surgery
    • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
    • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
    • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
    • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
    • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Retinal Surgery
    • Retinal Testing
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Vitrectomy
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • Vitreous Surgery
    • YAG Iridotomy
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

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      Sanctions

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    • 0
      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Virginia / Main Campus

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      Yale School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Florida Department Of Ophthalmology

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology - Vitreoretinal Surgery

      Completed in 2006

    • Undergraduate School
      Florida International University

      Graduated in 1995

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
    • Board certified in Ophthalmology
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Lara's Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Lara

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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    Dr. Lara's Care Philosophy

    Dr.Lara is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in Disease and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous. He was born in Maryland and raised in Miami Florida. Dr. Lara obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Lara is deeply embedded in the South Florida community and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Lara is committed to providing personalized care while delivering the latest technological advances in the field.