Robert A. Lalane III, M.D.
Dr. Robert A. Lalane III, a native of South Florida, joined the Retina Group of Florida after starting his vitreoretinal surgery career at Southeast Retina Center in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Lalane graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. He decided to pursue a career while serving as a student volunteer emergency medical technician for the Duke campus and sporting events. He stayed at Duke University for his medical training and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. While earning his medical doctorate, he completed a basic-science research year at Duke University Eye Center to investigate aqueous humor proteomics and the effect of a topical rho-kinase inhibitor in a mouse model of glaucoma.
“It is incredibly fulfilling to be able to help my patients with something so precious as their eyesight”— Dr. Robert A. Lalane
Dr. Lalane spent a year in Indianapolis, Indiana for a transitional residency at Indiana University, followed by ophthalmology residency at the renowned Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. He remained at UCLA for a two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship where he treated patients and instructed residents at UCLA-Ronald Reagan Medical Center, the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Los Angeles County hospital system.
Dr. Lalane has published on topics including wide-field retinal imaging, epiretinal membranes, and diabetic retinopathy. He has been active in clinical research as a sub-investigator for over 25 clinical trials on diseases of the retina and vitreous. He is board certified by the American Society of Retina Specialists.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Ely, three daughters, and Corgi named Jack. His interests include, music, roasting coffee, and Duke basketball. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Presentations & Publications
- Govetto, A., Lalane RA 3rd, Sarraf D, Figueroa MS, Hubschman JP. (2016) Insights into epiretinal membranes: presence of ectopic inner foveal layers and a new optical coherence tomography staging scheme. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]
- Chang MY, Shin A, Park J, Nagiel A, Lalane RA, Schwartz SD, Demer JL. (2017) Deformation of Optic Nerve Head and Peripapillary Tissues by Horizontal Duction. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb; 174:85-94
- Nagiel, A., Lalane, R., Sadda, S., Schwartz, S.D. (2016) Ultra-widefield Fundus Imaging: A review of Clinical Applications and Future Trends. Retina. 36:4, 660-678.
- Lalane, R & Devgan, U. (2014). Cataract surgery in highly myopic eyes. In A. Chakrabarti (Ed.) Cataract surgery in diseased eyes. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.
- Iyer, P., Lalane, R., Morris, C., Challa, P., Vann, R., and Rao, P.V. (2012). Autotaxin lysophosphatidic acid axis is a novel molecular target for lowering intraocular pressure. PLoS ONE 7, e42627.
- Maddala, R., Skiba, N.P., Lalane, R., Sherman, D.L., Brophy, P.J., and Rao, P.V. (2011). Periaxin is required for hexagonal geometry and membrane organization of mature lens fibers. Dev. Biol. 357, 179–190.
- Dennis M. Marcus, MD; Harinderjit Singh, MD; Davis Starnes, BS; Harveen Walia, BS; Amina Farooq, MD; Heather Frazier, William B. Marcus; Robert A. LaLane, MD. Endolaserless Vitrectomy with Intravitreal Aflibercept Injection for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy-Related Vitreous Hemorrhage (LASER LESS TRIAL.) Published. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. April 2, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/2474126418764972.