SPECIALTIES & SERVICES OFFERED
General Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
Specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology for the entire family
Pediatric and Adult Optical Services
Children’s Eyewear including Miraflex ®, Solo Bambini ®, Tomato ®, Tots®, LaFont® Prescription sports goggles, prescription swim goggles, glasses for fishing (PFGs)
Adult Optical Eyewear and Sunglasses
Optical Brands include: Nike ®, Lacoste ®, Vera Bradley ®, Calvin Klein ®, Chanel ®, Tiffany ®, Dolce & Gabbana ®, Versace ®, Gucci ®, Flexon ®, Nine West ®, Ray Ban ®, Columbia ®, Skaga ®, Marchon ®, Tres Jolie ®, Nautica ®, LaFont ®, Miraflex ®, SoloBambini ®, Jimmy Choo®, Rag and Bone® Hugo Boss® Kate Spade®
Adult and Pediatric Strabismus (Advanced Fellowship Training)
Thyroid Eye Disease
Superior Oblique Palsies (Fourth Nerve Palsies)
Third Nerve Palsies
Sixth Nerve Palsies
BOTOX for double vision
Congenital Ocular Motility Disorders (Eye muscle problems in newborns and babies)-Exotropia (eyes turn out), Esotropia (crossing of eyes), Hypertropia (eyes move up), toricollis (head turn or looks from side of eye), Failed Vision Screenings
Adult and Pediatric Cataract Surgery
Including implantation of intraocular lens implantation in children
Adult Premium Multifocal IOL’s: Crystalens ®, ReSTOR ®, Toric ®
Adult and Pediatric Oculoplastics
Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstructions (clogged tear ducts)
Repair of congenital ptosis (droopy eyelids)
Dry Eye Syndrome, Canalicular lacerations
Orbital Tumors (Dermoids, Abscesses)
Eyelid Lesions and Chalazion removals (Stye treatment)
Cosmetic use of Botox for forehead and eyelid wrinkles, and functional use of Botox for eye muscles, double vision, and eye misalignments.
The first indication and FDA approval for BOTOX was for eye muscles. The specialty of Pediatric Ophthalmology has encompassed the use of Botox for eye muscles as well as for Cosmetic wrinkles around the eyes and forehead.
Facial Filler Injections
Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvéderm® gel is injected under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.
BIOGRAPHY/INFO ABOUT DR. LAL
Dr. Lal graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double B.A. Bachelors degree in both Biology and Psychology. She graduated from medical school with Distinction. She received Alpha Omega Alpha honor for medical research. After completing her M.D. degree, Dr. Lal then completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She then went on to complete a general ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Lal then served as a pediatric ophthalmology/adult motility fellow and as Clinical Instructor at one of the nation’s top pediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus fellowship program at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, SC.
During her training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and the Storm Eye Institute, she worked with world-renowed mentors in all aspects of her field, and performed surgeries at the US NEWS and WORLD REPORT’s number one ranked hospital in the country.
Her research has been published in numerous journals, including Ophthalmology, Journal of AAPOS, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lal has presented her work at national meetings, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
She has been awarded for her work on pediatric cataracts, and has been invited to speak as an honorary lecturer at national meetings to Pediatricians.
She is Board Certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, and an active member and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She is the recipient of the AMA Foundation Leadership Award, and has served on the American Medical Association Governing Council Board. She is also named as one of the “Top Ophthalmologists in America” by the Consumer Research Council of America, Castle Connelly (peer nomination), and the US NEWS and World Report. She has served on several committees of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) including the Socioeconomic Committee, the Corporate Relations Committee, and the Legislative Committee. She is very active in patient advocacy issues at a national legislative level. She is the recipient of the 2016 Honor Award from the Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).
She also volunteers her time in surgical mission work overseas, and has been to Antigua, Guatemala several times to operate on indigent children with cataracts and strabismus. She was invited to speak in India on Current Practice Guidelines for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in the USA.
Dr. Lal was recruited to South Florida by the Memorial Healthcare System and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to serve a need in the South Broward community and to provide specialized services in her field. She is dedicated to educating the public about children’s eye disease and is up to date on the latest research and literature in the field of comprehensive ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology, and is available to provide you with in-depth consultations and second opinions regarding non-surgical and surgical management for you and/or your child.
For more information, please call Dr. Lal’s office to schedule an appointment at 954-885-6575.
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BCBS (BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD)= PPO and HMO (with EMI authorization)
CANADIAN HEALTH PLANS
CITRUS HEALTH CARE
COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
CITY OF HOLLYWOOD
COMMUNITY CARE PLAN
FLORIDA HEALTH CHOICE PPO
FLORIDA HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR
FORTIFIED PROVIDER NETWORK
FREEDOM HEALTH, INC
GLOBAL HEALTHCARE NETWORK PPO
MEMORIAL MANAGED CARE PLAN
MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CARE PLAN
MEMORIAL HEALTH NETWORK
MCM MAXCARE PPO
FLORIDA MEDICAID PLANS: (require authorizations)
AETNA BETTER HEALTH AND AETNA MEDICAID
SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY CARE – ALL AGES (UNDER AND OVER AGE 2)
MEDICAL PPO (Memorial PHO)
MEMORIAL MANAGED CARE PLAN-CCP
ONE HEALTH PLAN OF FLORIDA/GREAT WEST (Memorial PHO)
OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
PHCS (PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS) PPO
PPO NEXT (Memorial PHO)
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
SOUTHCARE PPO (First Health)
SUMMIT HEALTHCARE WORKER’S COMP
SOUTHERN HEALTH NETWORK
TENET TOTAL CHOICE PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE-ALL PLANS
VISION PLANS: METLIFE, COMP BENEFITS, HUMANA VISION, SUPERIOR VISION SERVICES, VISION BENEFITS OF AMERICA, VISION CARE PLAN, EYEMED (INSIGHTS)
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Memorial Same-Day Surgery Center (Ambulatory Surgery Center of South Florida)
Broward General Hospital Fort Lauderdale, FL
Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL