23264-Boente, Charline

Charline S. Boente, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Glick Eye Institute
1160 W. Michigan St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Charline Boente, MD, MS, started a career as an engineer at a large wastewater system in California before deciding to pursue her medical degree.

Boente said she enjoyed the tangible systems-based problem-solving side of engineering; but she wanted more human interaction and the feeling that she was making an impact at an individual level. So, she transitioned to medicine and chose ophthalmology as a subspecialty. 

She joined Indiana University School of Medicine in 2016 as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology. Since 2019, she has served as the Department of Ophthalmology’s residency program director, leading 24 ophthalmology residents and working closely with young medical minds.

She works daily out of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She also sees patients at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

Boente's clinical and surgical practice encompasses various eye conditions, including strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, optic nerve abnormalities, anterior segment anomalies, and neurotrophic keratopathy. She performs weekly retinopathy of prematurity exams and directs the inpatient ophthalmology consult service at Riley Hospital for Children. 

Boente is listed as an investigator on several clinical trials through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) and remains active in clinical research, particularly related to ROP and corneal neurotization. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Education
    2011 MD University of Illinois
    2006 MS Tufts University
    2004 BS Tufts University
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
    Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
    Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Interests
    Corneal neurotization for neurotrophic keratopathy
    Pediatric anterior segment anomalies
    Pediatric cataracts
    Pediatric glaucoma
    Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2021-05-01

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