About the Author

About the Author

About the Author

Before I tell you about myself, let me explain why this site exists in the first place. 

When I began my career over 20 years ago, cataract surgery was very much like other surgical procedures- indications were met, surgery was recommended, and from there the choices were up to the surgeon.  The refractive goals of the surgery were rarely discussed with the patient.  

 

In the last decade, a radical shift occurred.  Choices have proliferated and continue to do so.  A significant knowledge gap has grown between doctor and patient that can have a very real effect on your care.  If you do not step forward and educate yourself, there is a significant risk that your surgery will reflect the goals and prejudices of your cataract surgeon, rather than your own.  You might spend money for technology you don’t understand.  You might end up with vision you didn’t want. 

 

I grew up in Indiana before moving to California to go to Stanford University.  After college I taught high school physics in the San Francisco Bay Area before entering medical school at the University of California, San Francisco in my late 20’s.  My love of the neurosciences and visual art led me to the field of Ophthalmology.  

 

I performed my surgical residency in Seattle at the University of Washington Medical Center, and entered private practice as a cataract surgeon in 1997.  Since then I have performed approximately 10,000 cataract surgical cases. I interviewed every patient to understand their preferences before surgery, and followed every patient to understand their experience afterward.

 

At this point in my career, my focus has shifted back to education.  This website combines my experience as a surgeon, with the techniques I learned earlier as a high school teacher.  My goal is to empower you to make crucial personal decisions that allow you live your best life.   

This website exists for you.  I have no financial interest in the devices, procedures, or concepts that are discussed inside.  I make no money, either directly or indirectly, from this website.

If you have questions or comments about the content of this website, I encourage you to contact me.  If you feel that this website had a positive influence on your life, please consider sharing it with your friends.

 

Christopher A. Kuntz, MD

Seattle, Washington

 

Updated October 11, 2020

Christopher A. Kuntz, MD