Dr. Wilfredo Lara, MD
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Dr. Wilfredo Lara, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

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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.


Dr. Wilfredo Lara, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Miami, FL. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Lara is affiliated with University of Miami Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Larkin Community Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Miami, FL |
Doctor Lara is an excellent doctor who really cares about his patients, he attends the phone himself when you have a concern and that's something hard to see in a doctor this days,he takes his time with you and explains everything very well. He is very experienced and know what he is doing and makes it easier for you to understand.He saved my eye I could barely see, thanks to his treatment I was able to get my vision back. His staff is excellent, very competent and friendly. Best office ever.
in Miami |
I definitely do NOT recommend Doctor Lara. He does not have enough experience, does not know how to perform a procedure,does not take responsibility for his wrong doing, irresponsible and above all incompetent. Worst experience of my life. As a result of his incompetence I lost 80% of my vision and the damages he has caused are irreversible.
in Miami Beach, FL |
The worst experience of my life:went to Doct Lara for a simple injection.He did it incorrectly causing the pressure of the eye to go down to 2,could not even figure out the reason,did not know what to do and sent me home!Later the same day I was rushed to the ER since my eye was deflating.At the ER they were able to save the eye.They were shocked when I told them that Doct Lara had sent me home.Had i not gone to the ER I would have lost my eye. Scary,such an incompetent doctor.Stay away from him
in Miami, FL |
Best doctor in Miami....5-star reviews, the doctor and his staff have been extremely helpful to me. Despite having a busy practice, I’m almost always able to schedule an appt and not wait for long hours. I have Retinal problems and my treatment is with shots..I use to go to another practice with other doctor and when I move to see Dr.Lara I stated with him... He has a soft hands you can even feel the shot..the health environment is really professional...I recommend him and his staff 100%
in Miami, FL |
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!
in Miami, Fl |
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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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.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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 With Break
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

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