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 Lens (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 ExPress Shunts, Setons and Cannuloplasty.
Prior to pursing 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 to eventually specialize as an ophthalmologist. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society Cataract and Refractive Surgery and 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 in providing Central Ohio with compassionate, state-of-the-art eye care.