Joseph Kurstin, MD, president of the Laser Eye Center of Miami, is a highly experienced Miami / Fort Lauderdale LASIK and Cataract Surgeon. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and VISX S4 CustomVue and Intralase certified LASIK surgeon. Dr. Kurstin is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has been in practice in Miami since 1968 and brings a unique blend of personalized care, eye care and medicine to his family of patients. His long-standing presence and reputation in the Miami area, as both citizen and surgeon, has given him an in-depth knowledge of the community he is privileged to serve. Dr. Kurstin received his Bachelor's of Science in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. After serving in the U.S. Army in the Korean War he returned to the University of Miami Medical School for his Medical Degree. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received numerous other honors. He went to Moffitt Hospital, University of California in San Francisco for his medical internship and then returned to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he finished his ophthalmology residency as chief resident.
Gabriel G. Lazcano, MD, is a highly experienced anterior segment surgeon with more than 13 years of experience in South Florida. He specializes in no-stitch cataract surgery and refractive surgery.
Dr. Lazcano completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. He received his doctorate in medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. Following an internship in internal medicine, Dr. Lazcano completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans.
Dr. Lazcano is the medical director at Coral Gables Surgery Center and South Florida Eye Associates. He has privileges at North Miami Beach Surgical Center, Hialeah Hospital, Bayside Ambulatory Center in Miami and Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center in Fort Lauderdale, among others.
Dr Lazcano is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Abraham Awad, OD, Director of Optometric Services at the Laser Eye Center of Miami has extensive experience in managing refractive surgery and LASIK patients pre and post operatively. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Awad worked several years at the prestigious King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Then, he attended Southeastern University College of Optometry where he received his Doctorate of Optometry degree. In 1992 Dr. Awad was awarded The Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Award. In 1993 he was awarded The Alcon Contact Lens Award and The Wesley-Jessen Contact Lens Clinical Practice Award. Dr. Awad is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and The American Academy of Optometry.
The doctors and surgeons of the Laser Eye Center of Miami provide a wide range of services and the highest quality care. They have helped thousands of patients in the Miami area to improve or preserve their vision with LASIK Surgery, cataract surgery or glaucoma treatment.