Daryl D Kaswinkel, MD

About Daryl D Kaswinkel, MD

Daryl D Kaswinkel, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye. He is a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, and uveitis. Dr. Kaswinkel's extensive corneal experience includes challenging anterior segment reconstruction cases and corneal transplantation (PKP/PK) utilizing advanced techniques of targeted corneal tissue transplantation (DSEK and DALK).

He has been involved in the research, investigation, and development of almost every laser used in laser vision correction (LVC) (Custom LVC, LASIK, PRK,) including Excimer, Solid State, and Intralase lasers (all-laser LVC). For those patients who are not suitable LVC candidates, he is experienced in the use of implantable contact lenses (ICL), a very powerful option to correct refractive disorders.

Dr. Kaswinkel performs small-incision, no-stitch, rapid rehabilitation cataract surgery using advanced intraocular lens designs.

He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome, a very common and debilitating eye condition. In addition, he specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, including advanced treatment options such as the Ex-Press Shunt, seton surgery, and canaloplasty.

Prior to pursuing his medical career, Dr. Kaswinkel graduated college as a mechanical engineer. While working as a manufacturing engineer, he made contributions to the development of today's advanced military aircraft. Because of his subsequent biomedical engineering exposure, he decided to pursue a career in medicine and eventually specialize as an ophthalmologist. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Kaswinkel relocated to Columbus in 2008 to join Drs. Erdey and Searcy after practicing in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Chicago for approximately eleven years. He is honored and committed to providing Central Ohio with compassionate, state-of-the-art eye care.

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"Dr. Kaswinkel is great. He has expert surgical skills and makes you feel like you have known him for years, which really eases your mind when your thinking of a surgery on your eye. Would recommend Dr. Kaswinkel to my closest friends and family."



"I highly recommend Eardy-Searcy, Dr. Kaswinkel, for your eye care. I've had cataract and eye lid surgery and have been totally satisfied with the outcome. The staff is very welcoming, courteous and efficient. I've recommended them to my friends and relatives."



"Dr. Erdey is the best around. I've had two cornea transplants and had major difficulty of infection with one eye. Dr. Erdey & Dr. Kaswinkel came together and got me through with their years of experience and patience. I don't have any issues getting in to see the doctors. There office staff is always helpful and very professional."



"I have diabetes and want to keep a careful watch on my eyes and any changes. They give a thorough examination and explain things well. I can even get an updated prescription for my glasses if I need it. I have been getting my eyes checked here for 6 or 7 years and am still happy to return. I see Dr Kaswinkel."



"Always a positive experience. Great results with my cataract surgery in my late 70's."



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