Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.8585
Desk:
216.445.8502
Fax:
216.445.8475
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis)
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Keratoconus
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Insurance

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Biography

About Ronald Krueger, MD

Ronald Krueger, MD, has performed fifteen thousand refractive surgery procedures, and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and many more abstracts, book chapters and trade journal articles. He has 23 years of experience in excimer laser research, including the first physical descriptions of the effects of the excimer lasers on corneal tissue and many more developments, including the early principles of ocular wavefront customized laser vision correction.

To this end, Dr. Krueger has co-organized an international congress on Ocular Wavefront Customization for the past eight years and co-authored the first book on the subject, "Customized Corneal Ablation: The Quest for Super-Vision," which was later followed by a second edition. He also has more than 10 years of research experience in ultrashort pulse laser photodisruption of ocular tissue and is involved in research investigating the cause(s) of presbyopia and restoration of accommodation.

Dr. Krueger is currently Co-Medical Lead for the concept OptoQuest, a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company. Dr. Krueger also serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and has been the principle investigator on at least five clinical trials.

He was a former Secretary of Education and board member of the ISRS prior to its merger with the AAO, and he now serves in both the executive and program committees of the new ISRS/AAO. He is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery for more than 12 years, and he has lectured on refractive surgery in over 40 nations.

His education includes:

  • Doctor of Medicine, M.D. , 1987                
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark, N.J.
  • Master of Science in Engineering, M.S.E. (Bioengineering), 1983 
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • Bachelor of Science, B.S. (Electrical Engineering), 1982 
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Dr. Krueger has received various honors and recognitions, including Professional American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award (2006) and Top Fifty Opinion Leaders (by readers of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Southern California Medical Center
Cornea/Refractive Surgery
Los Angeles, CA USA
1993

Residency - Columbia Presbyterian, Columbia University
Ophthalmology
New York, NY USA
1991

Fellowship - University of Oklahoma-College of Medicine
Cornea & External Disease
Oklahoma City, OK USA
1991

Internship - Hackensack University Medical Center
Transitional
Hackensack, NJ USA
1988

Medical School - UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ USA
1987

Graduate - University of Washington
Bioengineering
Seattle, WA USA
1983

Undergraduate - Rutgers University
Electrical Engineering
New Brunswick, NJ USA
1982

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Refractive Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award (2006)
  • Top Fifty Opinion Leaders (by readers of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today) (2005)
  • National Leadership Award
  • Appointment to U.S. Physician's Advisory Board (Honorary Chairman-Ohio)
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2005)
  • Strathmore's Who's Who of Professionals (2005)
  • International Who's Who of Professionals (1998)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award (1997)

Innovations & Patents

  • Precise Disruption of Tissue in Retinal and Preretinal Structures, Provisional Patent Application Serial #60/955,976. Filed August 15, 2007
  • Established Clinical Innovations: Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery, Wavefront Customized Laser Refractive Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/31/2016, Dr. Krueger has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Krueger receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Clarity Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Alcon, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

178 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2017

I have never had a Dr. make sure the patient understood each detail of the treatment, what to exspect after and what information you need to have the best recovery.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017

perfect

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016

The doctor was very helpful with giving me alternatives to my mono vision lasik surgery i received. He set me up with very affordable glasses specifically made for mono vision patients. i was extremely appreciative of his help and guidance.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016

Dr. Krueger oversaw the other attending doctors exam and recommendations by them all.

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