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Known for exceptional and comprehensive vision care for more than four decades, Howerton Eye Clinic is pleased to offer the services of Dr. Kristen Hawthorne, a board certified, fellowship-trained Ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK, cataract surgery and corneal diseases of the eye. She performs the most current procedures available in her subspecialty and has special interests in hereditary corneal disorders, descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), ocular surface disease, keratoprosthesis and post-refractive cataract surgery.
Dr. Hawthorne earned her doctorate of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After finishing her internship in internal medicine in the northern California Bay Area, she completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received her subspecialty training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.
A Dallas native, Dr. Hawthorne is thrilled to return to her home state to practice ophthalmology and raise her family. She and her husband, Grant, have two young children. Dr. Hawthorne embraces the adventurous outdoor life in Austin. When not serving her patients, she can often be found sampling the culinary diversity Austin offers and delighting in her children’s latest discoveries.
Texas Super Doctors 2020
Texas Rising Stars 2019
Texas Rising Stars 2018
Texas Rising Stars 2017
Medical School: South Carolina School of Medicine, University of
Graduation Year: 2006
Professional Webpage: www.howertoneye.com/about-us/about-our-doctors
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Member of the Texas Ophthalmic Association
Member of the Travis County Medical Society
Howerton Eye Clinic
5625 Eiger Road
Austin, TX 78735
Howerton Eye Clinic
5401 fm 1626
Austin, TX 78640
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