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.