Stacey J. Kruger, M.D.

Stacey J. Kruger, M.D. earned her medical degree at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn and completed her residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She later completed her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Kruger’s area of special interest is pediatric cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. Since moving to Miami in 2002, she has become a principal investigator in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. This is a prestigious National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute sponsored multi-center clinical trial, which will help evaluate the use of intraocular lenses (artificial lens implants) in patients less than six months of age born with cataracts. Dr. Kruger is also actively involved in providing care for indigent patients in Guatemala and teaching residents of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, where she is currently a Voluntary Associate Professor. Dr. Kruger is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Full Member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as an elected Board member of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Charlotte Tibi, C.O.

Charlotte Tibi graduated from Saint Antoine Medical School in Paris, France as a Certified Orthoptist. Following her graduation, she left France to pursue her American certification at the University of Michigan where she studied for two additional years at the Kellogg Eye Center. After completing her required coursework, Ms. Tibi passed her American Board certification examination and in 2003 she relocated to Miami, where she has been working with Dr. Kruger and Dr. Howard ever since. Ms. Tibi is an active member of the American Orthopics Council, American Association of Certified Orthoptists and the American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Cleve W. Howard, MD - Retired

Cleve W Howard, MD began pediatric ophthalmology practice in 1983 after leaving the USAF, joining Dr. Smith in South Miami. He has held many teaching and leadership positions including President of the Society of Military Ophthalmologists. Currently he is Voluntary Associate Professor at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. His residency was at the University of Louisville with fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami Florida. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In addition Dr. Howard can be found on the prestigious, “America’s Best Doctors” list. Dr. Howard will always be considered an honorary member of the practice!