Dr. Matthew M. Kruger, MD

Dr. Matthew M. Kruger, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 38 years old

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.Read more

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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!Read more

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Matthew M. Kruger, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained specialist in cataract surgery, cornea and laser vision correction. Dr....Read more

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in Castle Rock, CO |
Dr Kruger performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I can see very, very well. There were no complications. He is a caring physician and answered all of my questions and concerns both before and after my surgery. I would recommend him most highly for this kind of surgery. I would trust his ability to provide other excellent ophthalmological services on my behalf if they were required in the future.
in Denver CO |
I have had the pleasure of not only being a patient of Dr Kruger but all assisting him in Cataract Eye Surgeries for the past year. He is exceptionally knowledgable in his eye specialty and an excellent eye surgeon, one of the top in my book. You would be in very good hands if you chose him at your eye doctor.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Eye Palsy
  • 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
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    Lahey Clin Med Ctr

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Completed in 2011

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 2000

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
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Dr. Kruger says...

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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Dr. Kruger's Care Philosophy

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!