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


"I am thankful Dr Lazar squeezed in! Excellent care as usual!"



"From appointment availability to friendliness & competence, this office is wonderful. After seeing several other doctors for cataract surgery, Dr. Aizuss & his staff (including Dr. Lazar & Jeanie) gave me the confidence to go with him. So glad I did! And his team at the Freedom Surgical Center was awesome! Liza, KJ, Dana, Carmelo, Bridget, Dr. B, they were all wonderful! Thanks for a great experience. Getting ready for cataract #2!"



"The care I receive from Dr. Lazar and the entire support staff is always excellent."



"Dr. Lazar is an excellent, caring doctor who makes enough time for his patience to address all concerns and answer all questions. He is knowledgable and approachable and has a terrific manner. My mother and I are both his patients and we are very happy under his care. The only issue is that is very busy office, so be prepared to wait for your appointment and sometimes in between testing/examination."



"Appreciated Dr. Elkins taking time to patiently explain tests and procedures as I requested. Also David and ā€œNā€ , his assistants, were very helpful in that regard."



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