Dr. Matthew Kruger, MD

Dr. Matthew Kruger, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Matthew Kruger, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

4999 E Kentucky Ave Ste 102

Denver, CO 80246

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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more than 80% of peers
Drusen
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more than 74% of peers
Keratitis
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more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Kruger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kruger "Matthew M. Kruger, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained specialist in cataract surgery, cornea and laser vision correction. Dr. Kruger has extensive experience in cataract surgery, refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK, corneal transplantation and partial corneal transplantation techniques such as DSAEK, DMEK and DALK. He treats both routine and complex cornea, cataract and refractive cases. He will be providing his patients with comprehensive eye care using the latest medical and surgical technology and techniques. Dr. Kruger grew up in the Pacific Northwest before heading to the Northeast where he graduated from Dartmouth College. He was a Presidential Scholar and received the Howard Hughes Grant for undergraduate research at Dartmouth. After graduation, he spent a year volunteering at a medical mission hospital in West Africa and two years performing research in the Department of Physiology at Tufts University before starting his medical training at Tufts University School of Medicine where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then moved to Texas for his ophthalmology residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the largest ophthalmology program in the U.S., where he served as clinic and surgery chief. After finishing residency, Dr. Kruger spent an additional year at UT Southwestern completing a fellowship in cornea, advanced cataract/lens replacement surgery and laser refractive surgery. He performs all the latest types of corneal transplantation including DSAEK, DMEK and DALK. Dr. Kruger practiced in the Boston area for over one year before coming to Denver. Dr. Kruger's interests include no stitch small incision cataract surgery with topical anesthesia without using needles, complex cataract surgery, dry eye treatment, refractive surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and the treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Kruger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kruger enjoys spending time with his wife Jen, skiing, hiking, biking, traveling and learning new languages. He speaks French and Spanish and volunteers his time at the Stout Street Eye Clinic serving the homeless population of Denver."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kruger "I like to treat each patient like a family member and make all decision based on this principal. Ophthalmology has a lot to offer patients for correction of vision, prevention of disease and great treatment options for most eye conditions. It is an honor to be an ophthalmologist and I look forward to coming to work every day. There is no better job in the world than helping people see!"

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Lahey Clin Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kruger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kruger's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kruger to family and friends
22 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kruger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Kruger recently removed cataracts from both of my eyes. I had mono-vision replacement lenses put in my eyes and now am 20/20 in both eyes. During the process, he diagnosed a retinal pucker and referred me to a wonderful retinologist for retinal surgery. During the entire process, I felt...more
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I have been very impressed with all of the staff, and have developed a great deal of confidence in Dr. Kruger, for both routine eye care and for cataract surgery.
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My recent cataract surgery was a piece of cake thanks to Dr. Kruger and his assistants!! I had a full blown cataract in my right eye, and had never put eye drops, or had eye surgery before this cataract showed up. Dr. Kruger's skill and professionalism was apparent from the get go!! I now have a...more
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Dr Kruger is a great doctor! he Make sure you ar clear and under stand what is happening at all times>
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I am thrilled with the outcome of my cataract surgery. Dr. Kruger is totally professional, thoughtful, and personable. Nothing is more important than first class attention when facing eye surgery. Dr. Kruger turned fear and dread into calm confidence. He has a friend for life.
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