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Daniel Kiernan, MD, FACS
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"Saving sight empowers my patients to live their best life!"

Daniel Kiernan, MD, FACS

Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship Trained Retinal Specialist



Offering in Treatments for Macular Degeneration - Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Blood Vessel Occlusions - Retinal Detachments - Retinal Tears
Macular Holes - Retinitis Pigmentosa - Epiretinal Membrane - Inherited Retinal Disease


Dr. Daniel Kiernan has recently joined The Eye Associates and is seeing patients in our Sarasota and Venice Offices. Dr. Daniel Kiernan specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula.  Dr. Kiernan is very experienced in the treatment of macular degeneration, retinal detachments, retinal tears and holes, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, vein occlusions, macular pucker/macular hole, and many other retinal conditions.

Dr. Kiernan graduated from The University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his doctorate in medicine from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at The University of Chicago Hospital, Pritzker School of Medicine. During his vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kiernan was awarded several accolades for his research in imaging and treatment of retinal diseases, including the Raymond R. Margherio Award from the Retina Society, which he was subsequently elected to by his peers. He continues his interest in investigating both noninvasive and surgical approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of sight-debilitating retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and inherited retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa.

Dr. Kiernan is a member of the American Society of Retinal Surgeons, the Retina Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the National Eagle Scout Association. He is also a reviewer for several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, as well as EyeWiki, the official science-based blog of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.