Ronald R. Krueger, MD


Ronald R. Krueger, MD, MSE, is the McGaw Professor and Chair of the UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute in Omaha Nebraska, whose clinical programs are part of Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Krueger previously served at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where he was professor of ophthalmology, as well as medical director of the Department of Refractive Surgery at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic.

In 1982, Dr. Krueger graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a BSEE in Electrical Engineering , followed by an MSE in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in the following year. After receiving his medical training at the UMDNJ -New Jersey Medical School in 1987, he completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City in 1991, followed by both a Cornea Fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma and a Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California in 1993.

Professionally, Dr. Krueger has performed over 25,000 vision correction procedures which are performed to reduce or eliminate an individual’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. These procedures include laser vision corrections, such as LASIK, PRK and SMILE, as well as lens-based procedures such as ICL, lens replacement and cataract surgery. He also manages complex optical disorders of the eye and keratoconus through a variety of medical and surgical treatments. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as numerous abstracts, book chapters and trade journal articles. He is credited with documenting the first physical description of the effects of the excimer lasers on corneal tissue in 1985, and coauthoring the first book on “Wavefront Customized Corneal Ablation” in 2001. He also pioneered the development of femtosecond laser treatment of the crystalline lens and cataracts, leading to the co-founding of LensAR, Inc in 2004, and publication of the first textbook on the subject in 2013, “Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (ReLACS)”.

In 2014-2015, Dr. Krueger served as president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery in partnership with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO). Earlier this year, he was honored with the ISRS/AAO Barraquer Award and Lecture, the most prestigious award and lecture in the field of refractive surgery.

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. In 2013, his thesis, “Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Treating the Crystalline Lens: Will They Cause Vision Threatening Cataract?”, was accepted for membership in the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), the oldest and most prestigious in U.S. Ophthalmology.


Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute


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