Lawrence Halperin, MD, Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Health Imperial Point


Ophthalmology Fort Lauderdale, FL

Retinal Disease

Retina Surgeon at Retina Group of Florida

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  • Dr. Lawrence Halperin has practiced with the Retina Group of Florida for over 20 years. He has been honored by “Best Doctors in America.” He is a national trustee of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and an editor for Retina Times, the official publication of the American Society of Retina Specialists.
        A native of New Jersey, Dr. Halperin’s interest in medicine was borne out of a lifetime passion for helping others. Dr. Halperin majored in Biology at Tufts University and earned Phi Beta Kappa while becoming a Summa Cum Laude graduate. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and served an Ophthalmology Residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University Medical Center (St. Louis). He received additional training as a Fellow in Retina and Vitreous Surgery and Disease at Barnes Hospital with the Barnes Retina Institute. He was awarded the prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
        Dr. Halperin is a Clinical Professor at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Halperin has served on the board of directors of the Lighthouse of Broward County and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and is a Past President of both the Palm Beach and Broward Ophthalmological Societies. Dr. Halperin holds national leadership and board positions in the American Society of Retina Specialists, the largest retina society in the world, where he chairs key committees.
        Dr. Halperin is a dedicated researcher and has served as principal investigator in more than 50 clinical research trials, has presented at medical conferences throughout the country, and has published twenty-nine medical journal articles and given eighty presentations on retinal diseases.
    Dr. Halperin is proud that Retina Group of Florida remains true to the principle of providing care to anyone in need.

Education & Training

  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalFellowship, Retina/Vitreous Surgery, 1989 - 1990
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalResidency, Ophthalmology, 1986 - 1989
  • Graduate Hospital - Tenet HealthcareInternship, Internal Medicine, 1985 - 1986
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 1985
  • Tufts UniversityB.S., Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1990 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top 150 Retina Innovators in Medical & Surgical Retina Ocular Surgery News, 2016
  • Honor Award American Society of Retina Specialists, 2014
  • "I am an Advocate" American Academy of Opthalmology, 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters


  • Optimizing ancillary personnel in a retina practice.
    Halperin LS, Garfinkel RA, Retina Times, 1/1/2014
  • Managing vitreous hemorrhage.
    Blinder KJ, Chiang A, Halperin L, Retina Times, 1/1/2014
  • How does your practice divide income?
    Garfinkel RA, Halperin LS, Retina Times, 1/1/2014
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  • Retina Update. 
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL - 1/1/2014
  • Retina Degenerations Research Update 
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL - 1/1/2013
  • Retinal Coding/Office Management 
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Consultant, Regeneron