Dr. Tirso Mark

Dr. Lara is the newest member of the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute physician team. Dr. Lara specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with retinal disorders, including special interests in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and severe ocular trauma. He routinely uses state–of–the–art surgical and laser techniques for various conditions such as retinal detachments, macular holes, and eye injuries.

Dr. Lara is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Mexico, Dr. Lara graduated from LaSalle University School of Medicine. He then completed a surgical research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, he was the recipient of the National Research Service Grant Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also received the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) grant award to support research.

Following a surgical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he continued his residency training at Vanderbilt University Department of Ophthalmology in Nashville, Tennessee. He furthered his studies with a two–year fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Retina Specialists of Alabama. As a fellow he learned the latest and most advanced methods of treatment for retinal diseases. Dr. Lara also served as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology for the Department of Ophthalmology and was actively involved in teaching residents.

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