Lawrence R. Tenkman, M.D.
Area of Specialty
Glaucoma, Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Dr. Lawrence R. Tenkman joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2013 as an anterior segment surgeon specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Tenkman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. In addition, Dr. Tenkman received extensive training in cataract surgery during his residency at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Eye Institute. He furthered his anterior segment training with fellowships in glaucoma at Emory University in Atlanta and in cornea and refractive surgery at Price Vision Group in Indianapolis.
Most unique is Dr. Tenkman’s training in DMEK, the newest and most advanced surgery for endothelial disease including Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy. He is proud to have developed some of the latest techniques for this surgery that provide better vision, faster recovery and less rejection than any other type of cornea transplant. Dr. Tenkman performed DMEK combined with cataract surgery on his mother, with an outcome of 20/15 vision in each eye!
Dr. Tenkman regularly presents at national optometric and ophthalmic meetings, has authored numerous research publications, produced surgical videos and a surgical movie, and has received numerous honors and awards in his areas of expertise. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Glaucoma Society.