Dr. Lawrence Katzen is the founder of Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center. Dr. Katzen retired from practicing ophthalmology at KEC in the summer of 2020. As Founder, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon, Dr. Katzen was instrumental in creating and developing Katzen Eye Care to what it is now; a center of excellence in the field of ophthalmology. The doctors and staff at KEC are devoted to maintaining and expanding Dr. Katzen’s legacy of superb patient experience and care with state-of-the-art technology

Meet Dr. Lawrence Katzen

During the past three decades, a renowned eye surgeon and native Floridian, Lawrence Katzen M.D. helped thousands enjoy improved vision through advanced surgical procedures.

Dr. Katzen was among the first eye surgeons to have his vision corrected with LASIK. He was also among the first surgeons to offer patients the convenience and comfort of a vision correction laser center within a private practice setting.

In addition to his achievements in the field of LASIK, Dr. Katzen played a vital role in developing lens implant procedures for cataract patients who wish to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. He performed lens implantation with refractive lenses for over 25 years.

Dr. Katzen graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and served a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery. He is a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Katzen is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, The American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and The International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at JFK Medical Center and Vice President of the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society.

Dr. Katzen resides in West Palm Beach with his wife, Jane. He enjoys photography, traveling, golf and outdoor activities with his family.


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