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Dr. William Lahners, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Lahners

Center For Sight

2601 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239

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Dr. William Lahners, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.


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4.4

Based on 69 reviews

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If you value your sight, please think twice. I wish I had seen online reviews before having cataract surgery and YAG laser capsulotomy. My vision is worse than before and Dr. Lahners refuses to schedule a follow up appointment to address the complications caused by the YAG surgery he performed. Dr. Lahners performed my cataract surgery. Within a few weeks my eyes got blurry and I was told that I needed a YAG capsulotomy. So I showed up, paid my money and had the procedure. I was told that my vision would clear within 24 to 48 hours. Instead it got really hazy and blurry. I called the office after 48 hours because my right eye was so blurry that I could barely drive. I was told to to see my own eye doctor. There is no follow up, no accountability, no concern for patient's well being. My vision is impaired and Dr. Lahners response as reported by his assistant is "he doesn't need to see you because there is nothing he can do". So be careful. If anything goes wrong, you are on your own.
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I had Lasik done with amazing results that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Lahners and his team at the Center for Sight were very professional, caring, and courteous throughout the entire process. I never had such a thorough extensive eye exam until I went to the Center. They check and recheck everything. The Center’s equipment was the latest technology. The lasik surgery was smooth and it went exactly as they described.
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Very thorough visit to check eyes for Lasik surgery. Also found cateracs. Did every test you would ever need. Considering Custom Lasik surgery with in next two months. Great office to deal with. Dr. Is in the top 10.
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Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, cordial and efficient.
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I had a very good experience with Dr. Lahners and his staff. They make your eye surgery procedure very comfortable and professional. I felt I was in good hands the whole time. I highly recommend him for catarac and lens replacement. Great results.
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Dr Lahners was friendly and easy to talk with. He explained my diagnosis in understandable terms with visuals and left the decision up to me.
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Dissappointed in outcome of his IOL surgery and Dr. Lahners ability to resolve them. Been suffering for over a year and half - all Dr Lahners advice is to only give it another 6mo or year. My vision is worse than when we started. Feeling manipulated and deceived by Dr Lahners recommendations and procedures. The term "dry eyes" to me meant an occasional drop - never in my life would I expect the debilitating effect that Dr Lahners surgery would result in. Even worse is he has not offered any resolution to this issue - other than warm compresses and drops. Further research on my part indicates this condition can eventually damage the eye - how can a doctor with any ethics not treat this? Additionally, he failed to inform me that the recommended lenses he implanted could take years for the brain to adjust to. Dr Lahners and his associates have resulted in me distrusting doctors. I had always been under the impression their drive in life was to help. !!!Get other opinions first!!!
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Dr. Lahners is a caring and personable physician. He is very easy to talk to and is interested in his patients having a positive outcome. He is outstanding
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This is a great office. It is run very efficiently. The staff was professional and informative. Dr Lahners has an excellent resume. He has a very nice manner and I felt safe knowing he would do the surgery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is my goal with every single patient to deliver unsurpassed visual results utilizing the latest technology with a special emphasis on individual care and compassion.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Phillips Eye Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Emory University Department of Ophthalmology
Residency Hospital
1997
Mayo Medical School
Internship Hospital
1996
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1991
University of Texas
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1997
1996
1991

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lahners' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cornea Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahners performs Cornea Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lahners performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Corneal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahners treats Corneal Diseases more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lahners treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahners performs Eye Surgery more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lahners performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lahners' conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery