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Karanjit Kooner, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the management and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. After graduating from Dayanand Medical College in India, he completed his ophthamological training in Belgium and England. His glaucoma fellowship training was done at Ochsner Clinic and LSU Eye Center in New Orleans. His interests include the use of lasers and other surgical modalities in glaucoma and cataract treatment. Dr. Kooner believes in providing his glaucoma patients with a more holistic approach to managing the disease, including lifestyle changes like diet and exercise.


Medical School
Punjab University, India (1974)
Clara Swain General Hospital, India, Christian Medical College, India (1975), Ophthalmology
Univ. Ghent Eye Clinic, Belgium (1977), Ophthalmology; Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Sutton Gen. Hos., Middlesex Hos., England (1981), Ophthalmology (1981), Ophthalmology
Ochsner Medical Center/LSU Eye Clinic, New Orleans (1983), Glaucoma

Research Interest

  • Artificial intelligence in glaucoma using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA)
  • Dallas Glaucoma Registry
  • Glaucoma surgery, MIGS, Micropulse laser trabeculoplasty
  • Natural history and epidemiology of legal blindness in glaucoma
  • Noncompliance in glaucoma management and treatment
  • Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) in glaucoma
  • Smart contact lens for semi-continuous intraocular pressure measurement
  • Squid glaucoma shunt


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Investigational Rho Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Glaucoma.
Al-Humimat G, Marashdeh I, Daradkeh D, Kooner K, J Exp Pharmacol 2021 13 197-212
Acute Bilateral Uveitis, Hypotony, and Cataracts Associated with Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Therapy: Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings.
Lee JC, Al-Humimat G, Kooner KS, Case Rep Ophthalmol 2020 Sep-Dec 11 3 606-611
Polymicrobial infection confined to Ahmed glaucoma shunt.
Lee JC, Evers BM, Cavuoti D, Hogan RN, Kooner KS, Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2020 Jun 18 100596
Intraocular surgery in kyphosis: an easier approach.
Kooner KS, Barte FM Case Rep Ophthalmol 2013 May 4 2 34-8
Epidemiology and characteristics of childhood glaucoma: results from the Dallas Glaucoma Registry.
Fung DS, Roensch MA, Kooner KS, Cavanagh HD, Whitson JT Clin Ophthalmol 2013 7 1739-46
Delayed traumatic phacocele following trabeculectomy.
Kooner KS, Zhuk S Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2012 43 e55-7
Delayed traumatic phacocele following trabeculectomy.
Kooner KS, Zhuk S Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2012 43 Online e55-7
Dallas Glaucoma Registry: Preliminary Results.
Kooner KS, Joseph A, Shar A, Marquardt FA, AlBdoor M, Cho BJ, Whitson JT, Aggarwal N, Adams-Huet B J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2011 Jun 2 6 164
Risk factors for intraocular pressure elevation after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty.
Allen MB, Lieu P, Mootha VV, Bowman RW, Petroll WM, Tong L, Kooner KS, Cavanagh HD, Whitson JT, Aggarwal NK Eye Contact Lens 2010 Jul 36 4 223-7

Honors & Awards

  • 10th Anniversary Symposium at UT Dallas
    1st place award ($500) for Graphene-based contact lens sensor for semi-continuous intraocular pressure monitoring (2021)
  • Second Place, Presentation
    Strauss C, Hurd A, Davis A, Tong B, Gu J, Wooliscroft J, Bhatnagar S, Kooner KS: Racial Differences in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) Among Subjects Without Glaucoma. ASCRS Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, NV) (2021-2021)
  • Third Place, Winning Pitch Challenge for Squid Glaucoma Shunt
    $5,000 award at ASCRS Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, NV) (2021-2021)
  • Achievement Award
    American Academy of Ophthalmology (2020)
  • Big Idea Competition/UT Dallas -- First-place winning team for Squid Glaucoma Shunt
    $25,000 award (with team members J. Awkal, H. Abdalla, J. Azarnoosh, and J. Warren) (2020)
  • U.S. Patent Pending 29/736,954 2020, Forceps
  • US Patent Pending 63/034,527 2020, Eye Shunt and Methods
  • U-Hack Med, Startup Success Award and Effective Visualization Award
    Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) in Glaucoma (2019)
  • D Magazine
    Best Doctors in Dallas (2013)
  • Dr. AD Grover Memorial Oration Award
    XXIV Annual Conference of the Chandigarh Ophthlamological Society, India (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Medical Association
  • ARVO (Assn. for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology)
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association