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Dr. Kitchens' bio
This content was provided by Dr. Kitchens "John W. Kitchens, MD received his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He served his ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa Hospital. He completed his fellowship and was the Chief Resident at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Dr. Kitchens is listed in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, America's Top Ophthalmologists and Best Doctors in America. He enjoys speaking both nationally and internationally about new treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetes, and vascular disease. Dr. Kitchens has developed several innovative surgical techniques and has been awarded the American Society Retina Specialists "Rhett Buckler" Award on 3 different occasions. He is featured on the Discovery Channel's Mystery Diagnosis. He is a National Board Examiner and is listed on the OSN Retina Top 150 Innovators in Retina. "
This content was provided by Dr. Kitchens "Our Mission is to provide the best possible care to any patient with a disorder of the retina, macula or vitreous in a compassionate, personalized, and timely manner.
We will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art mix of diagnostic, and medical and surgical treatment services, through a network of offices convenient for our referring doctors and patients. We will strive to provide the most compassionate care for all patients. We will dedicate ourselves to the future of our profession by training the nation's top new retinal surgeons, and by engaging in meaningful, cutting-edge research."
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Foreign Body in Eye
Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Progressive High Myopia
Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Eye Laceration
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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In Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 1999
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
In University School Of Med
Residency Hospital | Completed
University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
Residency Hospital | Completed
Bascom Palmer Eye Inst Miami
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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