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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


Iris Bombé, Hypotony, and Silicone Oil after Complex Retinal Detachment Surgeries
Saleh I, Patel M, Kooner K Ophthalmology Glaucoma 2024 Jan 7 92
Associations between depression and diabetic retinopathy in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011 to 2018
Kalva P, Shi A, Kakkilaya A, Saleh I, Albadour M, Kooner K Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2024 37 262-267
Letter to the Editor: Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Optometry Practices amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Huang A, Kakkilaya A, Kalva P, Albdour M, Hassan T, Ali A, Healy J, Kooner K Optometry and Vision Science 2023 Sep 100 661-663
Quantification of vascular morphology in optical coherence tomography angiography in primary open angle glaucoma
Kalva P, Akram R, Mekala P, Patel M, Suresh S, Kooner KS Advances in Ophthalmology Practice and Research 2023 Aug 3 119-125
Training partnerships between United States and Indian eye institutions
Kalva P, Patel MD, Kakkilaya A, Kooner KS Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2023 Mar 71 1048
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early termination of ophthalmology clinical trials: A cross-sectional analysis of
Kakkilaya A, Hooda K, Kalva P, Dasara H, Janssen C, Vasireddy S, Ahmed A, Khan S, Kooner K SAGE Open Medicine 2023 Jan 11
Prevalence and risk factors of retinal vein occlusion in the United States: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005 to 2008
Kalva P, Akram R, Zuberi HZ, Kooner KS Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2023 36 335-340
Healthcare lobbying and campaign finance activities of vision-related professional societies, 2015 to 2022
Kakkilaya A, Kalva P, Hassan T, Albdour M, Thomas J, Ali A, Healy J, Kooner K Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2023 36 722-727
Residency Program Characteristics Associated with Higher Cataract Surgery Volume
Kalva P, Kakkilaya A, Hasan T, Hession R, Kooner K Seminars in Ophthalmology 2023 38 773-776
Trends and Characteristics of Industry Payments for Ophthalmology Research from 2014 to 2020
Kalva P, Kakkilaya A, Mekala P, Cavdar IK, Patel M, Kooner KS JAMA Ophthalmology 2022 Nov 140 1105-1109

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