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About Dr. Lawrence I Rand MD
Dr. Lawrence I Rand, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ayer, MA, with other offices in Framingham, MA and Plymouth, MA (and 4 other locations). He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Rand is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Lawrence I Rand has 7 locations
61 Lincoln St Ste 305
Framingham, MA 01702
3119 Cranberry Hwy
Wareham, MA 02571
190 Groton Rd Ste 240
Ayer, MA 01432
720 Harrison Ave Ste 701
Boston, MA 02118
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Dr. Lawrence I Rand has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Lawrence I Rand has the following 11 expertise
- Retina Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Diseases
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
Dr. Lawrence I Rand is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Rand is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
47 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 1971
Mass Eye And Ear Infirmary
Dr. Lawrence I Rand Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Preferred Blue Network - NH
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Lawrence I Rand
A board certified ophthalmologist and specialist in diabetic eye care. He has a special interest in Diabetes and other medical retinal diseases and laser surgery of the retina. Dr. Rand received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 from Columbia College in New York, and graduated from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1971. It was there that Dr. Rand developed his interest in diabetic eye disease. He received a fellowship from the Seeing Eye Foundation to do research on diabetic retinopathy. Between 1972 and 1976 Dr. Rand completed a residency program in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Rand did a joint fellowship at the Joslin Clinic and the National Eye Institute in Maryland. Dr. Rand's work helped prove that laser surgery was effective in preventing blindness from diabetic retinopathy. He was a principal designer of the national study that proved laser surgery effective in reducing visual loss from diabetic macular edema. Between 1978-1987, Dr. Rand served as Director of Eye Research at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and consultant and advisor on diabetic retinopathy to the American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and National Eye Institute. He has over 70 publications in scientific journals and numerous text book chapters. In 1987 Dr. Rand became Executive Director of the Beetham Eye Institute of the Joslin Eye Institute. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rand was Chairman of the Ophthalmic and Complications Committee of the Diabetes Control and Complications study, the largest study ever done investigating diabetes management, involving over 1400 patients at 29 clinical centers around the country. This study conclusively proved that improving metabolic control of diabetes reduced the risk of diabetic complications including eye, kidney and nerve disease. He lectures nationally and internationally on diabetic eye disease, and consults for the National Institutes of Health, Universities and the Pharmaceutical Industry.
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