Dr Colman Kraff

About Colman Kraff

Dr Kraff is committed to advancing new technologies in the field of ophthalmology and helped to pioneer laser vision correction. Dr Kraff is actively involved in research projects relating to laser vision correction and in February of 1991, as part of a five-site, United States FDA clinical trial team, Dr Kraff successfully performed the first excimer laser procedures in the Chicagoland area using the VISX Excimer Laser.

Dr Kraff and the Kraff Eye Institute have devoted their practice to specialising in laser vision correction and continue to be the lead United States investigative site for all VISX LASIK FDA clinical trials, performing the very first hyperopic LASIK and Wavefront-guided custom treatments.

He actively lectures and teaches doctors throughout the world and is one of the three primary Physician excimer laser trainers in the United States and has a teaching appointment at Northwestern University Medical School and is an Attending Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the author of many academic papers and publications and is highly sought after to give professional and scientific presentations across the world.

His dedication to his profession and patients is evident from his vast clinical experience and attendance at seminars and conferences as a speaker and delegate.

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) – member
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) – member
  • American Medical Association (AMA) – member
  • Chicago Ophthalmologic Society (COS) – member
  • Chicago Medical Society (CMS) – member