Maz Kazahaya, MD, MSE, FACS, FASRS

Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Lehigh Valley Health Network

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Dr. Kazahaya graduated from Drexel University (formerly Hahnemann University) School of Medicine. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in bioengineering. He completed his internship at TAH-LVHC (now Lehigh Valley Health Network) and his ophthalmology residency at Hahnemann University. He received additional training as a fellow in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the University of Virginia, where he also served as a clinical instructor.  Dr. Kazahaya has been board-certified in ophthalmology since 1996. Dr. Kazahaya is an assistant professor of ophthalmology, USF Morsani College of Medicine – Lehigh Valley and Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Lehigh Valley Health Network since 2002. He is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO), the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and the American Society of Retina Specialists (FASRS). 

In 2021, Dr. Kazahaya was selected as one of America’s Best Eye Doctors by Newsweek magazine. He was also a recipient of the 35th Annual Allentown Human Relations Award for his commitment to helping people with vision loss.  He is a former board of director for the Center for Vision Loss (now Sights for Hope). In his free time, Dr. Kazahaya enjoys playing the banjo and spending time with his wife, dogs, cats, and bird. 

​Dr. Kazahaya specializes in the diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He utilizes the region’s most sophisticated and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including HD wide-field digital fluorescein and indocyanine-green angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and angiography (OCT-A), ultra-widefield fundus imaging, ultrasonography, cryotherapy, conventional and micropulse lasers, and a specialized laser for treating floaters.  With his expertise and specialized equipment, Dr. Kazahaya will provide you with the most advanced care for diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments, macular holes, macular pucker, floaters, and posterior complications of cataract surgery. 

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