Kathryn Elizabeth Bollinger, MD


Kathryn Elizabeth Bollinger, MD


Kathryn Elizabeth Bollinger, MD

The glaucoma specialist performs diagnostic evaluations as well as medical, laser, and surgical treatment procedures directed toward preventing vision loss from glaucoma. Surgical management also includes combined cataract extraction and glaucoma procedures. Dr. Bollinger attended the University of Wisconsin and completed both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She achieved her doctorate degree under the mentorship of Maureen and Jay Neitz in the area of cone photoreceptor cell biology. Dr. Bollinger completed her ophthalmology residency and fellowship in glaucoma at the Cole Eye Institute-The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then served on staff at the Cole Eye Institute as a member of the glaucoma department from 2008-2009. During this time, she was also a clinical associate member of the laboratory of Dr. John Crabb and headed projects focused toward quantitative proteomic analysis of glaucomatous tissues. Dr. Bollinger specializes in screening, diagnosis, and management of all forms of adult glaucoma. She performs laser procedures, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery using state-of-the-art techniques. Dr. Bollinger is the principle investigator of a glaucoma research laboratory directed toward identifying early disease markers for glaucoma and targets for therapeutic intervention. She is the recipient of an American Health Assistance Foundation postdoctoral grant from the Glaucoma Research Foundation for 2008-2009.

  • Clinical Interests

    Glaucoma screening and medical treatment.
    Laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma. Cataracts.

  • Other Info

    Dr. Bollinger specializes in screening, diagnosis, and management of all forms of adult glaucoma.

  • Philosophy of Care

    Augusta University is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Director Glaucoma Service


American Board of Ophthalmology - Certified, 2009

Education and Training

Internship: St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI - 2004

Residency: Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Ophthalmology Residency 2007

Fellowship: Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Glaucoma Fellowship 2008

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Dr. Bollinger’s Reviews

April 17, 2024

Dr. Bollinger is an incredible clinician. I have full confidence and trust in her. Her amazing abilities are what make waits worthwhile. I'd rather wait to be seen by her than have an on time appointment with a less proficient and compassionate provider.

April 3, 2024

Dr. Bollinger was clear on my options and made it clear that surgery is my decision. I like that she provided me with multiple options as well as the risk associated with each.

March 21, 2024

I have other family members with xxx that I would love for Dr. Bollinger to be their care provider. She is just a caring physician

March 2, 2024

All Good

February 17, 2024

Good experience.

February 16, 2024

Outstanding experience

February 2, 2024

She had no knowledge about why I was there

January 28, 2024

Extraordinary competence, calm, and interpersonal skills

January 28, 2024

Dr Bollinger is excellent and I have complete confidence in her ability.

January 25, 2024

I appreciate Dr. Bollinger. She just has so many patients scheduled.

January 24, 2024

Dr. Is good just had to many patients to see.

January 24, 2024

My care provider is very good. The clinic staff and schedulers don't seem to consider providing timely care to their patients as a priority.

December 15, 2023

Very good

December 13, 2023

I like Dr. Bollinger but I have major reservations about the overall practice. It has been my experience over the years that wait times in the Eye Clinic are often unacceptably long. This occurred when I used to see Dr. xxx before his retirement. While I like Dr. Bollinger, I have decided that I will look into other providers.

December 13, 2023

Staff had a lot on their plate. But the nurse was horrible

November 23, 2023

Dr. Bollinger is an outstanding physician. Demonstrates sincere concern for the patient.

November 23, 2023

Very saisfied

August 25, 2023

I do recommend the dr but I always tell them the wait time is awful

August 13, 2023

Dr. Bollinger is an excellent care provider. She LISTENS to my concerns and engages me in conversations about my care.

August 5, 2023

I would normally find care somewhere else because of the wait time, but I highly value the care of Dr. Bollinger

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