- Medical School - Punjab University, India (1968-1974)
- Internship - Clara Swain General Hospital, India, Christian Medical College, India (1974-1975), Ophthalmology
- Residency - Univ. Ghent Eye Clinic, Belgium (1977), Ophthalmology; Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Sutton Gen. Hos., Middlesex Hos., England (1981), Ophthalmology (1977-1981), Ophthalmology
- Fellowship - Ochsner Medical Center/LSU Eye Clinic, New Orleans (1981-1983), Glaucoma
Karanjit Kooner, M.D.
Karanjit Kooner, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in treating glaucoma and cataracts.
Dr. Kooner earned his medical degree at Punjab University in India and completed board certification in ophthalmology at the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom. He completed internships in ophthalmology in India (Christian Medical College and Clara Swain General Hospital), and residencies in ophthalmology in Belgium (University of Ghent) and England (Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Sutton General Hospital, and Middlesex Hospital). He received advanced training in glaucoma treatment through a fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center/LSU Eye Clinic.
He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a doctoral degree in ocular epidemiology from the University of Leicester in England.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1988.
Dr. Kooner is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Medical Association. In 2011, he earned the Dr. A.D. Grover Memorial Oration Award for outstanding achievement in ophthalmology at the 24th Annual Conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society in India.
Dr. Kooner has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to books such as Clinical Pathways in Glaucoma and Textbook of Ocular Pharmacology, and published numerous academic articles. He plays an active role in the teaching of residents and fellows, including international fellows. His humanitarian efforts have taken him to more than a dozen countries in Asia, South America, and Africa.
His interests include the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He emphasizes a holistic approach to the management of glaucoma, paying close attention to a patient’s diet, lifestyle, and exercise in conjunction with treatments. He provides the latest diagnostic methods and treatments for glaucoma, including optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA-A), micropulse laser trabeculoplasty (MLT), and microinvasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS). Dr. Kooner is involved in the development of a novel glaucoma shunt and smart contact lenses to measure eye pressure.
- Texas Ophthalmological Association
- ARVO (Assn. for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology)
- American Medical Association
- American Glaucoma Society
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- 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) 2021-2021, ASCRS annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV
- Third Place/$5,000 award, Winning Pitch Challenge for Squid Glaucoma Shunt 2021-2021, ASCRS annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV
- First place/$500 award, 10th Anniversary Symposium at UT Dallas 2021-2021, Graphene-based contact lens sensor for semi-continuous intraocular pressure monitoring
- Achievement Award 2020-2020, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- First place/$25,000 award in the Big Idea Competition at UT Dallas 2020-2020, Squid Glaucoma Shunt
- U.S. Patent pending 29/736,954 2020 2020-2020, Forceps
- U.S. Patent Pending 63/034,527 2020 2020-2020, Eye Shunt and Methods
- Starup Success Award and Effective Visualization Award at U-Hack Med 2019-2019, Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) in Glaucoma
- D Magazine 2013, Best Doctors in Dallas
- Dr. AD Grover Memorial Oration Award 2011, XXIV Annual Conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society, India
Improving the therapeutic index of topically applied ocular drugs.
Zimmerman TJ, Kooner KS, Kandarakis AS, Ziegler LP Archives of ophthalmology 1984 Apr 102 4 551-3
Differential diagnosis of elevated intraocular pressure following ocular surgery.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ, Dulaney DD Annals of ophthalmology 1984 Aug 16 8 708-9
Pearls in glaucoma management.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1984 Jun 16 6 507, 509
Trabeculectomy vs. nonpenetrating trabeculectomy: a retrospective study of two procedures in phakic patients with glaucoma.
Zimmerman TJ, Kooner KS, Ford VJ, Olander KW, Mandlekorn RM, Rawlings EF, Leader BJ, Koskan AJ Ophthalmic surgery 1984 Sep 15 9 734-40
The cost of antiglaucoma medications.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1987 Sep 19 9 327-8
Intraocular pressure following ECCE and IOL implantation in patients with glaucoma.
Kooner KS, Dulaney DD, Zimmerman TJ Ophthalmic surgery 1988 Aug 19 8 570-5
Management of acute elevated intraocular pressure: Part I. Diagnosis.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1988 Feb 20 2 46-7
Intraocular pressure following extracapsular cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation.
Kooner KS, Dulaney DD, Zimmerman TJ Ophthalmic surgery 1988 Jul 19 7 471-4
Antiglaucoma therapy during pregnancy--Part II.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1988 Jun 20 6 208-11
Management of acute elevated intraocular pressure: Part II. Treatment.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1988 Mar 20 3 87-8
Removable ligature during Molteno implant procedure.
Kooner KS, Goode SM American journal of ophthalmology 1992 Jul 114 1 102-3
A comparison of the efficacy of various metipranolol-pilocarpine combinations in patients with ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma.
Sharir M, Zimmerman TJ, del Negro RG, Ball SF, Kooner KS Journal of ocular pharmacology 1994 10 2 411-20
Repair of Molteno implant during surgery.
Kooner KS American journal of ophthalmology 1994 May 117 5 673
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
Dallas Glaucoma Registry: Preliminary Results.
Kooner KS, Joseph A, Shar A, Marquardt FA, AlBdoor M, Cho BJ, Whitson JT, Aggarwal N, Adams-Huet B Journal of clinical & experimental ophthalmology 2011 Jun 2 6 164
Epidemiology and characteristics of childhood glaucoma: results from the Dallas Glaucoma Registry.
Fung DS, Roensch MA, Kooner KS, Cavanagh HD, Whitson JT Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.) 2013 7 1739-46
Polymicrobial infection confined to Ahmed glaucoma shunt.
Lee JC, Evers BM, Cavuoti D, Hogan RN, Kooner KS, American journal of ophthalmology case reports 2020 Jun 18 100596
Investigational Rho Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Glaucoma.
Al-Humimat G, Marashdeh I, Daradkeh D, Kooner K, Journal of experimental pharmacology 2021 13 197-212
Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Pressure
Noorani S, AlSalem M, Deng T, Yang A, Adams-Huet B, Li X, Kooner K. Journal of the Royal Medical Services 2021 1 28 6-17
Safety and efficacy of timolol in pediatric glaucoma.
Zimmerman TJ, Kooner KS, Morgan KS Survey of ophthalmology 1983 Dec 28 Suppl 262-4
Intraocular pressure following secondary anterior chamber lens implantation.
Kooner KS, Dulaney DD, Zimmerman TJ Ophthalmic surgery 1988 Apr 19 4 274-6
Upper eyelid extension of a filtering bleb following glaucoma shunt surgery.
Younger JR, Kooner KS Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye 2006 Jul-Aug 37 4 324-6
Risk factors for progression to blindness in high tension primary open angle glaucoma: Comparison of blind and nonblind subjects.
Kooner KS, AlBdoor M, Cho BJ, Adams-Huet B Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.) 2008 Dec 2 4 757-62
Differential diagnosis of unilateral glaucoma: Part II. Diagnostic approach.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1983 Sep 15 9 793-4
Differential diagnosis of unilateral glaucoma: Part I: Definition and classification.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1983 Aug 15 8 695-7
Glaucoma in general practice.
Kooner KS, Dulaney DD Arizona medicine 1984 Dec 41 12 804-8
Effectiveness of nonpenetrating trabeculectomy in aphakic patients with glaucoma.
Zimmerman TJ, Kooner KS, Ford VJ, Olander KW, Mandlekorn RM, Rawlings FE, Leader BJ, Koskan AJ Ophthalmic surgery 1984 Jan 15 1 44-50
Glaucoma management: a few practical points.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1984 Mar 16 3 209-10
A glaucoma medication time-table card.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1987 Feb 19 2 43-4
Delayed traumatic phacocele following trabeculectomy.
Kooner KS, Zhuk S Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye 2012 43 e55-7
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 reports in ophthalmology 2020 Sep-Dec 11 3 606-611
Oculo-visual symptoms in glaucoma patients.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ, Dulaney DD Annals of ophthalmology 1984 Sep 16 9 815-6
Antiglaucoma therapy during pregnancy--Part I.
Kooner KS, Zimmerman TJ Annals of ophthalmology 1988 May 20 5 166-9
New agents in glaucoma therapy.
Kooner KS International ophthalmology clinics 1999 39 3 1-15
Intraocular surgery in kyphosis: an easier approach.
Kooner KS, Barte FM Case reports in ophthalmology 2013 May 4 2 34-8
Tonometry comparison: Goldmann versus Tono-Pen.
Kooner KS, Cooksey JC, Barron JB, Zimmerman TJ, Gupte RK, Wall JL Annals of ophthalmology 1992 Jan 24 1 29-36
Intraocular pressure following ECCE, phacoemulsification, and PC-IOL implantation.
Kooner KS, Cooksey JC, Perry P, Zimmerman TJ Ophthalmic surgery 1988 Sep 19 9 643-6
Eye movement restrictions after Molteno implant surgery.
Kooner KS, Cavanagh HD, Zimmerman CF, Itani KM Ophthalmic surgery 1993 Jul 24 7 498-9
Ten-year surgical experience with childhood glaucoma.
Song J, Stinnett SS, Whitson JT, Kooner KS Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus 2003 Jan-Feb 40 1 11-8; quiz 31-2
Intraocular pressure reduction in the untreated fellow eye after selective laser trabeculoplasty.
Rhodes KM, Weinstein R, Saltzmann RM, Aggarwal N, Kooner KS, Petroll WM, Whitson JT Current medical research and opinion 2009 Mar 25 3 787-96
Delayed traumatic phacocele following trabeculectomy.
Kooner KS, Zhuk S Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye 2012 43 Online e55-7
- Improving the therapeutic index of topically applied ocular drugs.
- Natural history and epidemiology of legal blindness in glaucoma
- Dallas Glaucoma Registry
- Artificial intelligence in glaucoma using OCTA
- Glaucoma surgery, MIGS, micropulse laser trabeculoplasty
- 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