Edward Kuwera, M.D.

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  • Fellowship Program Director - Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-5080
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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bel Air

620 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-893-0480
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Edward Kuwera, M.D. is an ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric conditions and adult strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute’s locations in Bel Air and Baltimore, Maryland. His primary focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of complex forms of strabismus (a misalignment of the eyes, usually with double vision, or diplopia), including reoperations, torsional misalignments, and strabismus from thyroid eye disease. Dr. Kuwera is one of very few surgeons in the world who does adjustable surgery for both adults and children, done on the same day. He also has a special interest in children with nystagmus, amblyopia, and cortical visual impairment.

Dr. Kuwera graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ross University, where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award for academic excellence. Since medical school, Dr. Kuwera has been an advocate of medical and patient education - recognized as Intern Of The Year while training, as well as receiving numerous medical, clinical, and surgical teaching awards throughout his career.

He is passionate about involving patients and families in the management of their health concerns and was awarded the Johns Hopkins Hospital Service Star for these interactions.

He is actively involved with several projects, among them: VR/AR devices to diagnose and treat visual disorders, optical enhancements to retinoscopy, Lancaster red-green testing, and methods for enhancing trainee and patient learning.

As Wilmer's Co-Division Education Champion in ophthalmic optics, Division Education Champion in pediatrics, and Division Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Kuwera provides instruction on clinical skills, surgical techniques, and review of the basic sciences to fellows, residents, and medical students.

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  • Fellowship Program Director - Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Ross University School of Medicine (2013)


  • Ophthalmology; Jamaica hospital Medical Center (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2019)

Additional Training

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University School of Engineering

Internship at Jersey Shore University Medical Center


Activities & Honors


  • 2021 L. Harrell Pierce, M.D. Wilmer Resident Teaching Award
  • 2022 Focused Advocacy & Modeling Excellence (FAME) Award
  • 2023 Neil R. Miller Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2023 Wilmer Resident Surgical Teaching Award


  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Passing the Scalpel in Strabismus, Wilmer Insider (June 2021)

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