Lawrence Kaufman, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor; Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service University of Illinois College of MedicineDepartment of Ophthalmology
Mailing Address: Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary 1855 W. Taylor Street, M/C 648 Chicago IL 60612
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Biographical Info

Sees Patients at:
Specialty Care Building (SCB)
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service
1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Kaufman is a part-time attending physician in the Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he participates in the monthly Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neurofibromatosis clinics. He joined the faculty in 1988. He has a private pediatric ophthalmology practice in Chicago. Dr. Kaufman is board certified in ophthalmology.



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BS—Emory University, elected to Phi Beta Kappa
MD—University of Miami, elected to Alpha Omega Alpha
PhD in Physiology and Biophysics—University of Miami
Residency—University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology – Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago


Selected Publications

Shapiro MJ, Chow CC, Blair MP, Kiernan DF, Kaufman LM. Peripheral nonperfusion and tractional retinal detachment associated with congenital optic nerve anomalies. Ophthalmology. 2013 Mar;120(3):607-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.08.027. Epub 2012 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 23178156.

Wood MG, Kaufman LM. Apnea and bradycardia in two premature infants during routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity screening. J AAPOS. 2009 Oct;13(5):501-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2009.04.008. Epub 2009 May 30. PubMed PMID: 19482499.

Asseidat I, Kaufman LM. Ocular abnormalities in Floating-Harbor syndrome. J AAPOS. 2009 Apr;13(2):218-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.11.002. PubMed PMID: 19393524.

Sulkowski GM, Kaufman LM. Oculomotor abnormalities in a patient with fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. J AAPOS. 2008 Apr;12(2):195-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2007.10.010. Epub 2008 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 18329929.

Ticho BH, Ticho KE, Kaufman LM. Combined strabismus and lens surgery. J AAPOS. 2006 Oct;10(5):430-4. PubMed PMID: 17070478.

Kaufman LM, Doroftei O. Optic glioma warranting treatment in children. Eye (Lond). 2006 Oct;20(10):1149-64. PubMed PMID: 17019413.

Garcia-Valenzuela E, Kaufman LM. High myopia associated with retinopathy of prematurity is primarily lenticular. J AAPOS. 2005 Apr;9(2):121-8. PubMed PMID: 15838438.

LaRocca V, Gorelick G, Kaufman LM. Medical imaging in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2005 Feb;15(1):85-105. Review. PubMed PMID: 15927862.

Tran T, Kaufman LM. The child’s eye in systemic diseases. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Feb;50(1):241-58, ix. Review. PubMed PMID: 12713116.

Chavez M, Mafee MF, Castillo B, Kaufman LM, Johnstone H, Edward DP. Medulloepithelioma of the optic nerve. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2004 Jan-Feb;41(1):48-52. Review. PubMed PMID: 14974835.

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