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Lawrence Piazza, MD

Lawrence PiazzaLawrence Piazza, MD has been practicing general ophthalmology in Maine since 1992. After working for two years for a small group practice, Dr. Piazza established Coastal Eye Care, PA in 1994 to pursue his interests in advanced cataract surgical techniques and customized intraocular lens implant surgery in addition to the comprehensive management of medical and surgical eye diseases. Dr. Piazza has a particular interest refractive ophthalmic surgery including cataract surgery utilizing new technology intraocular lens implants and surgical techniques with the goal of decreased dependency on glasses as a visual outcome. He has attended extensive continuing medical education courses remaining current in such topics as presbyopic and astigmatic correcting intraocular lens implants (Tecnis Multifocal, ReSTOR, Crystalens, and Toric) and Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with a Femtosecond Laser (LenSx). He has extensive experience in the use of monofocal aspheric intraocular lens implants's and refining refractive outcomes with the use of Peripheral Corneal Relaxing Incisions (PCRI), and piggyback intraocular lens implants (IOL's). Dr. Piazza is committed to bringing the latest innovations in vision correction and ophthalmic surgery to his patients in Downeast Maine.

Dr. Piazza is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and graduate of the AAO Leadership Development Program, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is the immediate past President of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. A Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Piazza was initially certified in 1993 and re-certified in 2003. He was a Maine resident in the early 1980’s and again returned to Maine in 1992 after medical school and residency training. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1988, and, after completing a one-year internship in Internal Medicine, completed a three- year ophthalmology residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Employment Coastal Eye Care, P.A.
Ellsworth, Maine
Ophthalmologist, President
July 1994 – Present

Acadia Eye Care, P.A.
Ellsworth, Maine
General Ophthalmologist
July 1992 – June 1994
Licensure/Boards State of Maine
Physician and Surgeon
Valid June 1992 – Present

State of Maine
Physician and Surgeon
Valid June 1992 – Present

State of New Hampshire
Physician and Surgeon
Valid May 1996 – Present

State of Missouri
Physician and Surgeon
Valid November 1990 - December 1992

American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate October 1993
10 Year Recertification 2003

National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate July 1989
Post-Graduate Training Washington University Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual
Sciences, Barnes Hospital - St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: July 1989 - June 1992

St. Mary’s Health Center
Department of Internal Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Internship: July 1988-June 1989
Education UHS/Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, Illinois
M.D.: June 1988

University of New England
Biddeford, Maine
Graduate Study: 1981 -1984

Hobart College
Geneva, New York
B.S.: June 1980
Honors / Awards Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Delta Chapter - October 1986
UHS/Chicago Medical School

Dean’s List: 1977-1980
Hobart College
Research / Publications Correlation of Progressive Visual Field
Loss and Optic Disc Cupping with Compliance
of Glaucoma Medications
Washington University Department of
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Resident Research Project 1991 - 1992

Evaluation of Pure Tone and Speech
Discrimination Changes in Ushers Syndrome
Annals of Otology, Rhinology and
Laryngology - March 1988

MRI Investigation of CHS Defects in
Ushers Syndrome
Retina - September/December 1987

Acanthameoba Keratitis
Duke University Eye Center
Student Research Paper - August 1987

Visual Acuity Loss in Patients with
Ushers Syndrome
Archives of Ophthalmology - September 1986
Associations American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member since July 1989
Fellow since October 1993

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Member and Maine Medical Association Member since July 1994
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