Dr. Sarah D. Kuchar graduated from Yale University and received her medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. While in medical school she was inducted into both the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital and served as Chief Resident during her final year.
While at Wills, she received high-level training in the medical and surgical management of cataracts, glaucoma, cornea and external disease, conditions of the eyelids and orbit, neurologic conditions affecting the eye and retinal pathology including diabetes and macular degeneration. She completed a Glaucoma Fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital, where she trained under the world’s leading experts in the field.
She specializes in glaucoma procedures and surgeries including glaucoma lasers and filtering surgery to reduce the pressure inside the eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. In addition, she has multiple publications and has presented her research at national conferences.
Dr. Kuchar has traveled to Africa to volunteer in a mission hospital treating ophthalmologic diseases. She remains actively involved in the Wills International Research Elective (WIRE) that connects Wills residents with areas throughout the world that have limited access to good ophthalmologic care.