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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Internship - Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ USA

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

Graduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Undergraduate - Rutgers University
Electrical Engineering
New Brunswick, NJ USA


  • 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 8/15/2018, 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:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • 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

182 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr.Krueger is one of the most thoughtful people I have seen at the Clinic. I wish that there were more people like him in the medical field.Krueger

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I travel to see Dr Krueger because he is the best in the world!, the location is an hour away and some dates and time are not the best. but non is his fault.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I get the best care, the doctor sits down and gives you all the information to make sound choices, he reviews that information with you to assure you get the scope of what you need to know. He is well prepared with my medical history, diagnosises, procedures, healing time, follow up and how medications work, for how long etc.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

The office runs like clock work and I have never had a delay, If there was, I would understand as the dr. spends the time with you that you need to be healed, feel safe, informed and trusting.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

My Dr is amazing, he is concerned ethical,caring, logical etc. He is every patients dream dr. I recomend him every single chance I get.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I dont know about privacy as an issue has never come up. The staff and Dr. are 100% sensitive to my needs, caring, acurate in cleaning all insturments before the touch me etc.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Very efficient and Dr. Krueger spent enough time to answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr.Krueger continues to treat my visual difficulties with the utmost respect and knowledge. I have recommended him to family and friends. Thank you for his availability!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I am more comfortable with *Dr. Krueger knowledge & ability.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018


Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Very happy with lasik surgery by Dr. Krueger. Excellent doctor who I would and have recommended to others. Only criticism is amount of time spent in the waiting room. I had my follow up check up and was in the waiting room at least 90 minutes.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Krueger is the only doctor who could treat me. before him 5 specialist said they were unable to do anything!

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

always the best with Dr. Krueger

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Both the staff and Doctor, greatly exceeded my expectations, including a call from Dr. Krueger,personally, after hours,to discuss possible surgical outcomes and provide a certain degree of comfort

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

we waited an hour to see the provider, completely understandable, but if timeliness is of concern that's the only area to work on from my experience.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

I went to Dr. Kreuger for my Lasix, I wouldn't see anyone else. He's excellent in every way. The staff is wonderful as well.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018

All staff are polite, knowledgeable and efficient in performing their tasks. Dr. Kruger not only answers questions, he explains solutions and different ways to achieve the results that I am looking for.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

No medications have come into play as of yet, but feel comfortable any medications or instructions given, will only enhance recovery time.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Everyone I spoke with, or interacted with was professional, friendly, and a joy to deal with.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Krueger was an excellent physician through my whole process. He discussed our path forward and any possible alternatives. my eyes were complicated but the end result is great due to the expertise of Dr. Krueger.

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