Donald Keller, MD, founded Boulder Eye Surgeons and began practicing in Boulder in 1997. He completed his undergraduate training at Creighton University with a degree in Chemistry. He went on to medical school at the University of Nebraska, where he graduated with research honors and was elected into the medical honors fraternity, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Following medical school, Dr. Keller completed an internal medicine internship at Creighton University. He completed his formal training with a three-year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska, where he served as chief resident during his third year.
A Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Keller has trained locally and internationally in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Keller was one of the first surgeons in Colorado to perform Lasik refractive surgery. In addition to Lasik, Dr. Keller was the first surgeon in the Denver/Boulder area performing the FDA approved Crystalens cataract procedure and the first in the Boulder area to offer ECP, a laser treatment for glaucoma.
VisX certified for S2, S3, S4, Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism
Bausch and Lomb Keratome certification for ACS and Hansatome
Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser in situ Keratomeulusis, Windsor, Ontario Canada
The University of Nebraska Department of Ophthalmology, Residency, July 1992-July 1995
Radial Keratotomy Course, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 10-11, 1994
Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, San Francisco, CA, November 29, 1994
Radial Keratotomy Course, St. Louis, MO, May 14-15, 1994
Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, January-February, 1993
Creighton University, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Internship, Omaha, NE, July, 1991-June, 1992
Creighton University, B.S., Chemistry, Omaha, NE, August, 1983-May, 1987
Research Honors, University of Nebraska, August, 1987-May, 1991
Finalist for Dorsey Award in manuscript competition and Second place in poster competition, Student Research Forum, November, 1990
Second place in poster competition, Midwest Student Research Forum, February, 1991
Alpha Omega Alpha
Research Honors Program
Alumni Association Research Scholarship, Summer 1989
Edgar Adler Research Scholarship, Summer 1988
Student Outreach Program, 1989-91
Class Co-Vice President, 1987-88
Creighton Alumni Scholarship, 1983-87
Leavey Foundation Scholarship, 1983-87
Reinert and Condon Academic Merit Scholarship, 1983-87
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Colorado Ophthalmologic Society
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Member, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
Member, Boulder Medical Society
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology
State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville, CO
Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO
Keller, D.J., Todd, G.L. Acute cardiotoxic effects of cocaine and a hyperadrenergic state in anesthetized dogs. International Journal of Cardiology, in press.
Yablonski, M.E., Leeds, L.G., Keller, D.J., and Saravitz, E.M. Post-trabeculectomy anterior capsular cataract formation induced by anterior chamber air. Abstract at ARVO convention May, 1992.
Keller, D.J., Todd, G.L. Cardiovascular effects of cocaine on a hyperadrenergic state produced norepinephrine infusion. Clinical Research, Vol. 37, 1989 (abstract).
Todd, G.L., Keller, D.J. Cardiotoxic effects of cocaine and hyperadrenergic state. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 1989 (abstract).
97% of our patients would refer friends and family to us
My first eye exam at Boulder Eye Surgeons was very thorough and informative. The technician that gave the eye exam was very friendly and explained exactly what was going on behind these blue peepers regarding my far sightedness! Dr. Keller is my favorite eye doctor and I would recommend him for any serious eye difficulty.
I wouldn’t trust my eyes to anyone other than Boulder Eye Surgeons. THE BEST!!!
Short wait to be seen. Everyone makes you feel comfortable. Working with Chris was great. Dr. Cuevas explains things in easy to understand terms and is never condescending. He makes you feel secure in his knowledge. Dr. Cuevas is my go-to guy for eye problems.
Boulder Eye Surgeons have made it easy to visit safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. My appointment was on-time and efficiently executed. This is an outstanding ophthalmology office.
Always professional - always 'top notch'. Dr. Keller and the staff are always respectful and kind. I feel that Dr. Keller is an excellent eye surgeon that I can trust.
Pre and post cataract surgery followup with BES staff was excellent. All staff members were very knowledgeable and efficient as I called several times with questions. Surgery with Dr. Cuevas was excellent and I am very happy so far with results. Dr. Cuevas was clear and transparent with answers to my post-surgery questions and spent substantial time with me pre-surgery to make sure we came up with the best solution to meet my athletic vision requirements. I highly recommend Boulder Eye Surgeons.
The professionalism of the entire staff is impressive. Dr. Nichols spent adequate time with me explaining everything thoroughly. My daughter came with me and he took the time to address her concerns and answer her questions. The Optical department is just as 5 star as the rest of the practice. I am so grateful to these people for how they are addressing my problems with my eyes which involve a complex medical condition.