Kenneth L. Cohen, M.D.

Sterling A. Barrett Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology



  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Corneal Disease
  • External Eye Disease

Education and Training:

Medical School:

University of Illinois, Chicago, 1971


Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1972


Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1977


Cornea and External Disease, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Eye Institute, Milwaukee, 1978

Special Interests:

Teaching modern techniques of cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery and corneal transplant surgery in underdeveloped and underserved countries.

Practice Philosophy:

I take great satisfaction in rapid visual rehabilitation of patients with a cataract and/or corneal disease. This requires exacting surgical procedures and a team approach. The process includes assessment of the patient’s complaint, accurate measurement of the eye by a qualified ophthalmic technician to calculate the intraocular lens power that will be placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery, and an expert nursing staff in the operating room to operate complex ophthalmic equipment with precision in cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery. My responsibility is to ensure that this is all possible.

I personally perform a complete eye examination on all my patients prior to surgery. I have trained my ophthalmic technicians to place the highest priority on calculating the correct intraocular lens power to be used in cataract surgery. I have worked closely with the anesthesiologists to establish a system of topical anesthesia for cataract surgery, which allows for rapid visual rehabilitation. I have ensured that the nurses in the operating room have expertise in operating ophthalmic surgical instruments.

All this allows me to employ the latest surgical techniques in cataract and intraocular lens-implant surgery and/or corneal transplant surgery. I know that surgery is a stressful time for you and your family, so I want to provide you with the most pleasant, worry-free experience that is possible.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen, please call 984-974-2020.