Dr. Stacey Kruger is currently Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health in Great Neck, NY.
Dr. Kruger earned her medical degree at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed her residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. She then completed her pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Kruger’s special interest area is pediatric cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. Dr. Kruger was only one of a select few physicians invited to be a Principal Investigator in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, which began in 2004. This is a prestigious National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute sponsored Multi-Center Clinical Trial, which has evaluated the use of intraocular lenses (artificial lens implants) in patients less than six months of age born with cataracts.
Dr. Kruger is also actively involved in providing care for indigent patients in Guatemala, participating in medical mission trips to that country annually since 2002. Dr. Kruger is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, serves as Councilor to AAO on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as many other professional organizations; she has also authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.