Harrison Cavanagh, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor

Department: Ophthalmology


Medical School Johns Hopkins University (1965)
Internship Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1966), Pediatrics
Residency The Wilmer Eye Institute (1973), Ophthalmology
Fellowship Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1975), Cornea Service

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cornea Culture Collection
  • Corneal Epithelium Cell Function
  • Corneal Scraping
  • Corneal Thickness
  • Epilation Forceps
  • External Corneal Disease
  • Eye Lash Removal (Epilation)
  • Gluing Cornea Perforation
  • Injections Cornea
  • Removal of Foreign Body
  • Stye Removal

Research Interests

  • cornea: bioimaging
  • cornea: cell biology
  • cornea: contact lenses
  • cornea: transplantation
  • cornea: wound-healing


  • D Magazine
    Best Doctors in Dallas (2013)
  • Cornea Society Castroviejo Medal
    One of the world’s top ophthalmology prizes (2009)
  • Honorary Fellow
    American Academy of Optometry (2001)
  • Fellow
    American College of Surgeons (1978)
  • Fellow
    American Academy of Ophthalmology (1975)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Eye Bank Association of America