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Katzen Eye Group

Baltimore, Lutherville, and Towson, Maryland

The Katzen Eye Group serves the Baltimore, Lutherville, and Towson areas of Maryland and offers:

  • Laser vision correction – LASIK and other procedures
  • treatment of eye diseases – especially cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases
  • Full optical services – glasses and contact lenses both traditional and Designer
  • Aesthetic services – eyelid surgery, brow lifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and several dermal fillers

We have 21 highly-qualified physicians including ophthalmologists and optometrists. Our growth has been dramatic, as in the beginning, our office consisted of Dr. Katzen, his secretary, and his father-in-law, the only patient. Now Katzen Eye Group is the largest private eye care practice in the state and we have served the Baltimore Metropolitan area for forty years.

Our approach is to combine a warm and friendly a™osphere with the latest and best medical treatments to provide care for the whole person. This is a “High Tech, High Touch” practice and you will be welcomed as soon as you arrive at our door.

Pioneering Work

In addition to our tradition of caring, we also have a pioneering tradition and we continue to set eye care standards by working together as board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.

  • We were the first ophthalmology practice in Maryland, and one of the first in the country, to use intraocular lens implants (IOLs)
  • Our doctors were among the first in the nation to use phacoemulsification (called “phaco”) in removing cataracts – that is the use of ultrasound to break up the cataract for easy removal.
  • In the U.S., we were the first to use the YAG laser for eye care, removing scar tissue after cataract surgery; this is now the standard approach worldwide.
  • Dr. Leeds Katzen was one of the first physicians in the nation to correct nearsightedness (myopia) using radial keratotomy, and that was a significant step in the development of LASIK.

Missionary Work

We have participated in many international missionary efforts, such as in:

  • Guyana – where Dr. Leeds Katzen and his son Dr. Brett Katzen headed a team of eye care specialists in Project DAWN (Donors and Workers Now). In just a few weeks they examined and treated hundreds of patients who otherwise would have had no treatment.
  • Cuba – where a group of physicians sponsored by the City of Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office spent time sharing ideas with other doctors and performing eye surgeries on local people.

Our services include:

  • Laser vision correction – LASIK and other procedures
  • treatment of eye diseases – especially cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases
  • Full optical services – glasses and contact lenses both traditional and Designer
  • Aesthetic services – eyelid surgery, brow lifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and several dermal fillers

Our Doctors

Dr. Leeds Katzen, Baltimore Ophthalmologist

Leeds E. Katzen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Leeds Katzen specializes in Consultative Ophthalmology. He was the founder of Katzen Eye Group more than 30 years ago and has seen the practice grow and prosper. At the beginning, he set a tradition of excellence in total eye care for every patient and you will find that tradition still being followed.

Dr. Brett Katzen, Baltimore Lasik Surgeon

Brett W. Katzen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Brett Katzen is the son of Dr. Leeds Katzen and specializes in cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and anterior segment ophthalmology.

Dr. Peter Lapinsky, Maryland Cataract Surgeon

Peter T. Lapinsky, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Lapinsky has been with Katzen Eye Group since 1984 and specializes in cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and anterior segment ophthalmology. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Donna Booth, Maryland Cataract Eye Surgeon

Donna G. Booth, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Booth joined Katzen Eye Group in 1994 as an associate physician. She specializes in cataract surgery, anterior segment ophthalmology, and dry eye services.

Dr. Tania Marcic, Maryland Glaucoma Specialist

Tania S. Marcic, M.D.

Dr. Marcis joined Katzen Eye Group in 2007. She specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and has created many presentations and papers on that subject.

Dr. Emily MacQuaid-McCartney, Baltimore Blepharoplasty Cosmetic Procedures

Emily P. MacQuaid-McCartney, M.D.

Dr. MacQuaid-McCartney joined Katzen Eye Group in 2008 as a specialist in reconstructive and aesthetic eyelid and facial plastic surgery, and in cosmetic services. She has advanced training in BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

Dr. Joseph Harlan, Maryland Retina Surgeon

Joseph B. Harlan, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Harlan joined Katzen Eye Group in 2009 as the Director of Retinal Services. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of vitreous and retinal disease.

Locations

Lutherville/Towson Office
1209 York Road, Suite 200, Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-821-9490 · Fax: 410-821-9495

Mercy Medical Center
301 St. Paul Place, Suite 902, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-727-8380 · Fax: 410-625-9472

Bel Air Office
3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Suite 202, Abingdon, MD 21009
Phone: 410-569-0707

Rosedale Office
8201 Philadelphia Road Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone: 410-866-2022

If you are in the Baltimore, Lutherville, or Towson areas of Maryland, we are ready to help with any eye or vision problems you may have. Please call or email our ophthalmology office for a personal consultation.

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