Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea, Refractive Surgery Services
Medical Director, Wilmer Eye Institute at White Marsh
Irene C. Kuo, M.D., is associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, and Medical Director of the Wilmer Eye Institute at White Marsh, MD.
A corneal specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Kuo has clinical expertise in laser refractive surgery (LASIK PRK, femtosecond laser surgery), corneal disease and surgery, corneal transplant and cataract surgery, and uveitis. She is certified to implant newer lens implants, including multifocal and astigmatism-correcting lenses. She has received the designation of one of America's "Top Ophthalmologists" and was chosen for the Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
In addition to being certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Cornea Society, an honorary society to which membership is based on a thesis and publications. Her research activities include clinical outcomes of laser refractive surgery, wound healing after keratorefractive procedures, and the evaluation and treatment of infectious keratitis.
She is well-published in the peer-review literature and presents her work at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meetings. She has received awards from the Heed Foundation and from the Eye Bank Association of America for her research.
Dr. Kuo obtained her MD at the University of California at San Francisco, completed her residency at the University of Southern California/Doheny Eye Institute, and her fellowship in cornea, refractive surgery, and uveitis at the University of California at San Francisco/Proctor Foundation.