Lawrence John Geisse, MD
Larry & Carol Geisse
Lawrence J. Geisse, M.D.
Board Certified Eye Surgeon & Physician
Cataract, Glaucoma, Eye Exams,
Complete Eye Care
Dr. Geisse was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the
eldest of 10 children. He was appointed to and attended the United States Air
Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He completed his Bachelor of Arts
degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and was inducted into
the exclusive Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Geisse then played Professional
Soccer in St. Louis, Missouri, for one year before attending Medical
School at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he was awarded
membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He was
awarded a Fellowship in Pathology during medical school and spent a year in
research and intensive study on complex medical problems. He completed his
Internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, before going to the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for his Ophthalmology Residency. During
these years, Dr. Geisse authored and published a number of papers dealing with a
diverse range of topics including tumors of the iris, early detection of
cancers, personal space, and laser treatments for a variety of diseases and
problems. He has spoken at a number of national and international meetings, and
is a favorite local speaker on eye diseases and the prevention of eye diseases.
Dr. Geisse moved to Long Beach,
California in 1984. He examines, diagnoses
and treats patients for all eye diseases and problems. He performs all types of
eye and eyelid surgery and he especially enjoys complicated cases.
Dr. Geisse was certified by the American Board of
Ophthalmology in 1984. He was certified on the VISX LASER/LASIK system in 1994.
Dr. Geisse plays soccer and enjoys bridge, chess, golf, skiing and sports.