Dr. Katherine Donnithorne, MD

Dr. Katherine Donnithorne, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Katherine Donnithorne, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Montgomery, AL and has been practicing for 3 years. She graduated from Univ Of Al Sch Of Med in 2011 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read her story

2752 Zelda Rd

Montgomery, AL 36106

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Dr. Donnithorne's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Donnithorne "Dr. Donnithorne graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College with a B.A. in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. Following completion of her undergraduate studies, she served for two years in Bolivia as a 4th grade teacher as well as teaching English as a second language to high school students. After concluding her post-baccalaureate studies in pre-med at Bryn Mawr College, she worked for one year performing clinical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Donnithorne received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was awarded the Paul Palmisano Excellence in Pediatrics Award as well as the Medical Alumni Association Community Leadership Award. Following her internship in Internal Medicine at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Donnithorne completed an ophthalmology residency at UAB. Trained in comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract, glaucoma, and eyelid surgery, Dr. Donnithorne has a concentrated interest in medical retinal disease. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Donnithorne and her husband Jeff, a Colonel in the United States Air Force, have two young children. In their time away from work they enjoy hiking, traveling, and involvement in church and service activities."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Donnithorne "At Montgomery Eye Physicians, our mission is to serve our patients, employees and referring providers with a total commitment to quality, courtesy and professionalism. "

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Donnithorne does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Bryn Mawr College-Post Baccalaureate-Pre-Medical Program
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • National Institute Of Health Intramural Training Award Student Fellowship
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Wheaton College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Internal Medicine-Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital-Bethesda, Maryland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Ophthalmology-University Of Alabama-Birmingham-Birmingham, Al
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Donnithorne's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donnithorne to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

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Dr. Donnithorne's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

This is one awesome doctor. She is highly professional, and cares about her patients. My cataract surgery was a huge success, thanks to Dr. Donnithorne. I highly recommend Dr. Donnithorne, and Montgomery Eye, for any eye care needs.
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Dr. Donnithorne completed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I now have excellent vision and could not be happier with her services. In addition Dr. Donnithorne takes the time to talk and listen and explain things to her patients. I never felt like she had an allotted time that she had to hurry...more
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She took a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions. I have type 2 diabetes and was worried about some issues I was having wuth my eyesight. She is a wonderful Doctor.
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