Ronald R. Krueger, MD, MSE

McGaw Professor and ChairmanRonald R. Krueger, MD, MSE

Board Certified in:

Ophthalmology (AAO)

Clinic Locations:

Truhlsen Eye Institute

Truhlsen Eye Institute - Village Pointe


BS - Electrical Engineering - Rutgers University
MSE - Bioengineering, University of Washington
MD - UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School
Residency - Columbia Medical Center, New York City
Fellowship - University of Oklahoma (Cornea)
Fellowship - University of Southern California (Refractive Surgery)

Philosophy of Care:

As a refractive, cataract and corneal surgeon, my clinical care philosophy is focused on providing quality vision correction, with safety, and a transformative patient experience.

Professional Interests:

Laser vision correction
Cataract and lens implant surgery
Corneal crosslinking and transplantation
Managing complex optical disorders and visual symptoms

About me:

Prior to medical school, I trained as an electrical and biomedical engineer, focusing on lasers and optics. While in medical school, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in the invention of the excimer laser as a surgical took, which revolutionized modern laser vision correction. After training as an ophthalmologist, corneal specialist and refractive surgeon, I pursued  clinic practice at Saint Louis University for 5 years, where I pioneered the development of the ultrashort pulse laser, which eventually was adapted into a tool for LASIK flap cutting, I then became Director of Refractive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for the next 20 years, during which time I pioneered the clinic implementation of wavefront optics, leading to customized laser vision correction, which became the main focus of my clinic practice. Two years ago, I came to Omaha as Chairman of Ophthalmology at UNMC and Director of the Truhlsen Eye Institute.

Research and Publications