Dr. Kraig Bower, M.D.

Baltimore LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Kraig Bower, M.D.

Dr. Kraig Bower, M.D.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. Kraig Bower, M.D.

Dr. Kraig Bower treats patients seeking LASIK, refractive and cataract surgery, and other forms of vision correction surgery from the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, throughout the state of Maryland, and surrounding states including Virginia, as well as international patients.


Credentials and Qualification
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio


The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Direct: (410) 955-5000
10753 Falls Road, Pavillion II, Suite 455
Lutherville, MD 21093

For a free seminar on laser vision correction surgery, please visit: Wilmer Laser Vision Center Seminars

To contact or schedule an appointment, please visit: Contact Form for Dr. Kraig Bower at Wilmer Eye Institute. Please select Dr. Bower as your surgeon from the contact form.

Call or contact Dr. Kraig Bower today and please mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons for your LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon, vision care specialist and cataract surgeon. Dr. Bower’s exceptional qualifications are listed below.



Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Kraig Bower has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates place him among the top 1% of LASIK laser eye surgery experts and refractive surgeons and cataract surgery specialists in the United States. For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Premier Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Bower has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly demonstrate his highly distinguished career as a true expert in advancing vision correction surgery throughout the world. Dr. Bower’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons and cataract surgery experts include:


  • Over 16 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK and PRK
  • Over 16 years experience in refractive surgery, including laser eye surgery, lens implant surgery (IOLs), and other vision correction procedures
  • Over 16 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Performed over 5,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 2,000 cataract surgery procedures
  • Principal Investigator for 1 FDA clinical studies for manufacturers of lasers and other devices, products, related to vision care as well as a Co-Investigator for 2 other FDA clinical studies
  • Principal Investigator on over 20 clinical studies of LASIK, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-LASIK
  • Served as an expert witness for refractive and cataract surgery for over 40 cases

Premier Patient Care

  • “All-Laser” LASIK (bladeless) using the IntraLase laser
  • Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Use of iLASIK Procedure- WaveScan Technology, Intralase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
    • Intraocular lens implants surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic lense implants and toric lens implants
    • Corneal Transplants
    • Astigmatic Incisions
    • Cataract Surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
      • Offers Premium Lens Implants
    • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems and complications from LASIK surgery or another vision correction operation performed by another eye doctor
    • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in vision correction surgery devices or products, and/or their family members have chosen Dr. Bower to perform their LASIK or another vision correction procedure or cataract surgery.

Professional Credentials

  • Current Faculty Appointments: Associate Professor of Ophthalmology; Director of Refractive Surgery Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University
  • Past Faculty Appointments (Staff and/or other Privileges)
    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
      • Director, Cornea & External Disease, Ophthalmology Service
      • Director, Anterior Segment Section
      • Director, Center for Refractive Surgery
    • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
      • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Hospital Staff Appointments
  • Past Hospital Staff Appointments
  • Past Military Service
    • USAF Regional Hospital, RAF Lakenheath, England
      • Assistant Chief, Primary Care Clinic
      • Assistant Chief, Emergency Room
    • 66 ECW Clinic, Sembach Air Base, Germany
      • Staff Physician, Primary Care Clinic
      • Chief, Ancillary Services
      • Chief, Health Promotions and Patient Education
    • USAF Hospital , Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin, Texas
      • Assistant Chief, Primary Care Clinic
  • Professional Society and Organizations- Membership and Affiliations
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
    • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
    • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    • Ophthalmic Microbiology and Immunology Group
    • Society of Military Ophthalmologists
    • American College of Surgeons
      • Fellow
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Certification(s) to Train other LASIK and refractive eye surgeons
  • Publications:
    • Over 50 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published
    • Over 10 text book chapters written
  • Presentations, Lectures, Panels, and Courses
    • Over 34 lectures and presentations on research topics at major eye meetings
    • Over 100 poster presentations on research topics at major eye meetings

Additional Career Highlights


Surgeon Bio

Dr. Kraig S. Bower is the Director of Refractive Surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and specializes in refractive surgery, cornea and external diseases of the eye and anterior segment surgery. Dr. Bower is a retired Army Colonel, Medical Corps.

Between 2001 and 2010, he was the Director of Refractive Surgery at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center and served as the Army’s Refractive Surgery Subject Matter Expert, advising the Army Surgeon General on laser refractive surgery and managing the Army’s Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program.

Please call (410) 583-2800 or visit the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins today for your LASIK consultation with a trusted expert LASIK eye surgeon and vision care specialist who is also a cataract surgeon with proven expertise.

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