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About Dr. KRUGER

Matthew Kruger, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. He’s committed to performing the most advanced, modern treatments available, including DSAEK, DMEK, and DALK - the leading corneal transplantation procedures. His interests also include no stitch small incision cataract surgery, complex cataract surgery, dry eye treatment, refractive surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma treatment.

Even as a teenager, Dr. Kruger knew he wanted to be a doctor, a profession that blended his love of science with his desire to help people. Dr. Kruger’s excitement for the field of ophthalmology began after graduating from Dartmouth College, when he spent a year volunteering at a hospital in West Africa. There, he witnessed cataract surgeries for the first time, and saw how drastically patients lives improved in such a short period of time. He knew immediately that he wanted to work with patient’s vision and eye health.

After returning from West Africa, Dr. Kruger spent two years performing research in the Department of Physiology at Tufts University before beginning his medical training at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology medical training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Texas—the largest ophthalmology program in the United States—where he also served as clinic and surgery chief.

Dr. Kruger now runs a popular practice in Denver, Colorado where he focuses on providing first-class care to restore patient’s vision and quality of life.

During medical school, my mother-in-law suffered a retinal detachment. Seeing it from her side, the good and the bad, I committed myself to offering the level of care I’d want for my own family.

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, he’s an avid outdoorsmen, with a passion for hiking, biking, and skiing, and he also spends a great deal of personal time keeping up-to-date on the latest ophthalmology techniques and developing technologies. Dr. Kruger believes it’s vital for doctors to evolve and grow in accordance with their ever-expanding field. He prides himself on providing the safest, most modern treatments with the best possible outcomes.

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Dr. KRUGER offers a full suite of comprehensive Ophthalmology services

Corneal Transplantation

Corneal transplantations are life-changing procedures. They are a personal favorite of...

Laser Vision Correction

Dr. Kruger is specially qualified to perform Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, more commonly...

Cataract Surgery

Dr. Kruger likes helping people see without glasses. The need for cataract surgery is a very...

Intacs® Corneal Implants

Patients with keratoconus may experience blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness,...

What People Are saying About Dr. KRUGER

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    Not only was Dr. Kruger very thorough with my exam, he made sure I left with no questions unanswered.

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    I had an excellent experience. Dr. Kruger was knowledgeable, friendly and kind.

    Amy W.

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    I highly recommend Dr. Matthew Kruger. He is a great eye physician and surgeon.

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Education and Experience

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Dr. Kruger spent time volunteering at a hospital in West Africa. He went on to perform research in the Department of Physiology at Tufts University before earning his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology medical training at the largest ophthalmology program in the United States, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Texas, where he also served as clinic and surgery chief. Dr. Kruger was also a Cornea, Cataract, and Lens Replacement and Laser Refractive Surgery Fellow at UT in 2012. Committed to remaining active in his field, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

  • 2000
    Undergraduate

    Dartmouth College

    Biochemistry

  • 2007
    MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 2008
    INTERNSHIP

    Lahey Clinic

    Internal Medicine

  • 2011
    RESIDENCY

    University of Texas, Southwestern

    Ophthalmology

  • 2012
    FELLOWSHIP

    University of Texas, Southwestern

    Cornea, Cataract and Lens Replacement and Laser Refractive Surgery

Associates in Eyecare

4999 E. Kentucky Ave. Suite 102
Denver, CO 80246
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm

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Certifications And Memberships

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certificate

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Member

Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Member

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member