Ronald R. Krueger, MD

Medical Director of Refractive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Dr. Ronald R. Krueger, Medical Director of Refractive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute in Ohio, is a renowned ophthalmologic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in the field of refractive surgery, specifically in excimer and femtosecond laser research and wavefront optics. 

Dr. Krueger has performed over 20,000 refractive surgery procedures and has published more than 114 peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as numerous abstracts, book chapters and trade journal articles.  He is also credited with documenting the first physical descriptions of the effects of the excimer lasers on corneal tissue, coauthoring the first book on wavefront customized corneal ablation, and pioneering the development of femtosecond lasers in the treatment of the crystalline lens. 

Dr. Krueger currently teaches as a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He was a former Secretary of Education and board member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery prior to its merger with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and now serves in both the executive committee and as the program committee chair of the new ISRS/AAO. In addition, Dr. Krueger has served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery for over 16 years, and has lectured on refractive surgery in more than 40 countries. 

Dr. Krueger has received numerous awards, including the National Leadership Award, Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors award in 2005 and 2010, the 2007 Kritzinger Memorial Award of the ISRS/AAO and the 2008 Lans Distinguished Award of the ISRS/AAO.