Coastal Eye Care

Our mission is to improve vision by delivering state of the art medical & surgical eye care thereby enhancing the quality of people’s lives.

We are a cataract and laser center of excellence dedicated to helping you enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision.

The eye physicians and surgeons at Coastal Eye Care are proud to offer residents across Maine the latest breakthroughs in cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, laser vision correction, glaucoma management and treatment for diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.

Our dedication to leading edge technology and advanced surgical techniques is surpassed only by our commitment to personal, quality patient care. We are also proud to work in concert with your local eye doctors and optometrists across the state to coordinate your eye care in the most convenient, professional and cost-effective manner.

Our Doctors Lawrence Piazza, MD Lawrence Piazza, MD has been practicing general ophthalmology in Maine since 1992. After working for two years for a small group practice, Dr. Piazza established Coastal Eye Care, PA in 1994 to pursue his interests in advanced cataract surgical techniques and customized intraocular lens implant surgery in addition to the comprehensive management of medical and surgical eye diseases.

Dr. Piazza has a particular interest refractive ophthalmic surgery including cataract surgery utilizing new technology intraocular lens implants and surgical techniques with the goal of decreased dependency on glasses as a visual outcome. He has attended extensive continuing medical education courses remaining current in such topics as presbyopic and astigmatic correcting intraocular lens implants (Tecnis Multifocal, ReSTOR, Crystalens, and Toric) and Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with a Femtosecond Laser (LenSx). He has extensive experience in the use of monofocal aspheric intraocular lens implants's and refining refractive outcomes with the use of Peripheral Corneal Relaxing Incisions (PCRI), and piggyback intraocular lens implants (IOL's). Dr. Piazza is committed to bringing the latest innovations in vision correction and ophthalmic surgery to his patients in Downeast Maine.

Dr. Piazza is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and graduate of the AAO Leadership Development Program, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is the immediate past President of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. A Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Piazza was initially certified in 1993 and re-certified in 2003. He was a Maine resident in the early 1980’s and again returned to Maine in 1992 after medical school and residency training. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1988, and, after completing a one-year internship in Internal Medicine, completed a three- year ophthalmology residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Walter N. Muth, MD Walter N. Muth, M.D. joined Dr. Piazza and Coastal Eye Care in 2002 after twenty-seven years of general ophthalmology practice as a founding member of the Wayne County Regional Eye Center, near Rochester, NY. Dr. Muth’s medical career began in 1970, following graduation from Harvard College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completion of an internship in internal medicine at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. That year he joined the U.S. Public Health Service and served two years as a general medical officer and assistant surgeon in Kanakanak, Alaska where he and one other physician provided health care for the community and twenty-six surrounding Native American villages. The excitement and satisfaction of this work led to al life-long interest in health care in remote and difficult circumstances. In 1981, Dr. Muth traveled to Thailand to conduct cataract clinics at several camps serving Laotian and Cambodian refugees. In the summer of 1984 and again in 1986, Dr. Muth worked for the Grenfells Regional Health Service, providing medical and surgical eye care in Newfoundland and coastal Labrador. '

Dr. Muth’s ophthalmology training was at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in 1975. He returned to the Rochester area that year and established an active medical and surgical practice and received an appointment as an Asst. Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. While practicing in New York State he served terms as President of the Wayne County Medical Society and President of the Medical Staff at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. Dr. Muth and his family formed a strong and affectionate attachment to Maine, vacationing here each summer for twenty-five years until 2002, when Dr. Muth joined Coastal Eye Care and with his wife, Carol, made Maine his home.

Dr. Muth is now restricting his practice to medical and laser treatment of eye disease including a particular emphasis on glaucoma management. Dr. Muth is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American board of Ophthalmology, certified in 1978 and re-certified in 2006. He is a Member of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.   Isaac J. Rudloe, MD Dr Rudloe is available for consultation in all areas of comprehensive ophthalmology. He is dedicated to helping all patients improve function and quality of life through coordinated eye care with the patient's other health care providers. He is an expert in small-incision cataract surgery and has special interests in glaucoma management, pterygium excision and oculoplastics. Cataract surgery in the developing world is also an area of focus. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is fluent in Spanish. Dr Rudloe completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University and attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His ophthalmology residency training was completed at the LSU/Ochsner program in New Orleans in 2007. Prior to joining Coastal Eye Care, from 2007 to 2013, Dr Rudloe was director of Tufts New England Eye Center-Leominster and held the academic title of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology for Tufts University School of Medicine. He returns to his home state of Maine with his wife and daughter.
128 Bucksport Rd., Suite A & B Ellsworth, ME 04605