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Ian Kirchner, MD

Affiliations Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates,P.A.
Undergraduate Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL
Psychology with pre-medicine, summa cum laude
Medical Degree Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago
Internship Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Internal Medicine
Residency Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/Krieger Eye Institute
Fellowship Yale University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Special practice interests

Dr. Kirchner provides minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). MIGS is a less-invasive glaucoma surgery using microscopic equipment that helps reduce pressure inside the eye. MIGS uses tiny incisions with minimal trauma. It is very efficient, with a high safety profile, and quick recovery times.

  • Cataracts and cataract surgery (Femto Laser Assisted)
  • Diabetic eye care
  • Pink eye and other eye infections
  • Astigmatism, Myopia and Presbyopia


Dr. Kirchner was chief resident during his final year of residency at Krieger Eye Institute.

During his glaucoma fellowship at Yale, he served as an instructor.

He has co-authored numerous publications about eye care health and has been involved in a number of research projects.

Dr. Kirchner has also offered volunteer medical care to patients in the United States, Kenya, and Honduras.