Surgical and Laser Procedures


You Can Expect

  • Experience You can trust
  • A Team you can count on
  • A Location you Know


Dr. Krontz is an accomplished ophthalmic surgeon and has been preforming surgery on a wide variety of eye conditions for over 30 years.  Dr. Krontz and has performed over 15,000 cataract surgeries in the High Country and continues preform surgeries with optimal results. 



WCEA is proud of our well trained, in-house, surgical team that effectively assists Dr. Krontz through each procedure, while making you feel confident and comfortable throughout the entire process. Their faces may be familiar because they are often the same technicians that assist in your preoperative care.  You can expect the same level of excellence in our comprehensive post operative care. Each of our team members is dedicated to helping you achieve the best results possible, no matter what the procedure.  



For your convenience, Doctor Krontz is the only eye care professional in the High Country to preform Cataract and other out-patient surgeries at Watauga Medical Center and Ashe Memorial Hospital and Canon Memorial Hospital. Enjoy the benefits of having all of your preoperative exams, surgery and postoperative care without ever having to go off the mountain!


You will see (and feel) just how much we care!  



Surgical and Laser Procedures Offered

  • Cataract (no stitch, no Patch)

  • Corneal Transplant

  • Glaucoma Surgery

  • Tarsal Strips (Lower Lid Repair)

  • Lash Electrolysis 

  • Lid Lesions

  • Lid Lifts(Blepharoplasty)

  • Secondary Cataracts

  • Biopsy

  • Chalazion and Stye Removal 

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