David Lazar, M.D.

Meet Dr. David Lazar

Dr. David Lazar is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. Skilled at diagnosing the eye for retinal tears or macular degeneration, Dr. Lazar performs innovative treatments that can alleviate painful symptoms and reduce discomfort. As a medical graduate from Tel Aviv University and with many prestigious fellowships, Dr. Lazar utilizes his years of education to help patients overcome advanced eye issues. Dr. Lazar offers a patient-centered perspective and enjoys helping patients feel knowledgeable and confident about their nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.


Dr. Lazar received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and graduated with a medical degree from Tel Aviv University. Following his medical doctorate, Dr. Lazar completed a prestigious internship at the Louisiana State University's Ochsner Clinical Foundation and then attended his residency here. During his residency, he served as chief resident. To further his education, Dr. Lazar specialized in vitreoretinal surgery at Lahey Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. While there, he served as a clinical associate at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

As an active researcher, Dr. Lazar regularly presents his innovative findings at conferences throughout the U.S., including:

  • The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
  • The American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP)
  • The American Uveitis Society (AUS)
  • The Southern Medical Association (SMA)

Currently, he works as a co-investigator in several nationwide clinical trials for the treatments of dry and wet macular degeneration.

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Lazar is an expert vitreoretinal specialist and surgeon. He has experience diagnosing retina and vitreous eye conditions, including macular degeneration, macular holes, macular pucker, retinal tears and detachments, vein occlusions, posterior vitreous detachment, and diabetic retinopathy. He starts by comprehensively evaluating symptoms and providing treatment plans that meet patients' needs. To help treat these conditions, he is skilled at performing laser vitreolysis, retinal laser treatment, retinal injections, vitrectomy, and scleral buckle surgery.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Lazar is a proud member of the following organizations:

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Louisiana State Medical Society


"Dr. Lazar is a caring and concerned doctor....makes you feel extremely comfortable....and very reassuring ...."



"Extremely pleased with Dr. Lazar’s attentive care."



"Everyone always treats me so wonderfully there. From Dr Lazar to his technicians. It can be a very nerve wracking thing to have shots in your eye, but they all help to make me comfortable and relaxed. Five stars!"



"The waiting room was spread out. Dr Lazar was very patient with my questions and reassured me every step of the way. I would highly recommend him!"



"Dr. Lazar is very skilled and is always in a good mood ' I would like it much better if I wouldn't have to wait anywhere from half an hour to much lengthier times. I am there on time.Aside from that I am very pleased."



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