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Dr. Khater did his residency and fellowship training at The Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute.

This residency program was rated as one of the country's 10 best by Ophthalmology Times October 15, 2000 issue (volume 25, Number 20).

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Dr. Khater did his fellowhip training at The Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute.

He is Lubbock's only ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in refractive surgery (laser vision correction), cataract surgery, and corneal surgery and external diseases, as indicated on the diploma.

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Dr. Khater is boardcertified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  The intent of the certification process of the American Board of Ophthalmology is to provide assurance to the public and to the medical profession that a certified physician has successfully completed an accredited course of education in ophthalmology and an evaluation including a written and an oral examination.

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To see if a doctor is board certified, please go to The American Board of Medical Specialties and click on the "Who's Certified" button.

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Curriculum Vita


1998- West Texas Eye Associates
1997-98 Baylor College of Med Fellow – Anterior Segment, Cataract, Cornea, Refractive Surgery
1993-97 Baylor College of Med Resident – Ophthalmology
1991-92 Northwestern Univ. Medicine - Clinical Science M.D
1988-91 Northwestern Univ. Physiology - Basic Research Ph.D.
1986-88 Northwestern Univ. Medicine - Basic Science
1982-86 Johns Hopkins Univ. Biomedical Engineering B.S.

Awards, Honors, and Achievements

Winner RSVP Instrument Design Contest – 1997 – Storz Ophthalmics
Second Place Goar Research Awards – 1997 – Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Scientist Training Program - Northwestern University
Graduated with Departmental Honors - Johns Hopkins University
Graduated with General Honors - Johns Hopkins University
Dean's List at Johns Hopkins University - all semesters

Professional Societies

Member of The American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1994 - present
Member of The Society for Neuroscience, 1989 - 1991
Member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, 1984 - present

Scholarly Activities

Doctoral Thesis

Khater, T.T. Characteristics of Short Term and Long Term Vestibulo-ocular Reflex (VOR) Adaptation in the Human and the Cat. PhD. Thes. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1991.


Khater, T.T., Peterson, B.W., Baker, J.F. Adaptive changes in VOR direction in humans. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 15, 211.9, 1989.

Peterson, B.W., Khater, T.T., Powell, K.D., Quinn, K.J., Baker, J.F. Timing of vertical eye movements induced by horizontal rotation after cross-axis VOR plasticity. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 15, 206.8, 1989.

Khater, T.T., Baker, J.F. and Peterson, B.W. Horizontal and vertical VOR latency before and after cross-axis VOR plasticity. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 16, 304.12, 1990.

Quinn, K.J., Schmajuk, N., Rude, S.A., Khater, T.T., Baker, J.F., Peterson, B.W. Functional considerations in modeling VOR plasticity. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 16, 304.13, 1990.

Khater, T.T., Baker, J.F. and Peterson, B.W. Dynamics of adaptive change in human vestibulo-ocular reflex direction. J Vestib Res, 1, 23-29, 1990.

Khater, T.T., Quinn, K.J., Baker, J.F. and Peterson, B.W. Latency of adaptive VOR shows responses which are dependent on the length of adaptation. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 17, 127.8, 1991.

Khater, T.T., Quinn, K.J., Pena, J., Baker, J.F., and Peterson, B.W. The latency of the cat vestibulo-ocular reflex before and after short and long term adaptation. Exp Brain Res, 94, 16-32, 1993.

Khater, T.T., Jones, D.B., and Wilhelmus, K.R. Infectious crystalline keratopathy caused by Gram-negative bacteria. Am J Ophthalmol, 124, 19-23, 1997.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. Pediatric Cataracts. In Press. Current Opinions in Ophthalmology, Thompson Scientific.

Friedman N.J., Khater T.T., Koch, D.D. Secondary Intraocular Lens Implantation In Press. Duane's Clinical Ophthalmology, Lippincott-Raven.


Khater, T.T., Wilhelmus, K.R., Rhem M.N., Penland, R.L. and Jones D.B . Gram-negative infections crystalline keratopathy. Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, Thirtieth Annual Meeting, Oct. 26, 1996, Chicago, IL, USA.

Research Activities and Publications in Progress

Koch D.D., Khater T.T. New Refractive Surgical Techniques. Submitted to Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia, 9/97.

Koch, D.D., Friedman N.J., Khater T.T. Transitioning to Phaco Chop. To be submitted to Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia.

Budak M.K., Khater T.T., Friedman N.J., Koch D.D. Corneal topographic changes induced by excision of perilimbal lesions.

Budak M.K., Khater T.T., Friedman N.J., Koch D.D. Topographic determination of the relationships among spherical equivalent, refractive error, corneal asphericity, and mean keratometric power.

Khater T.T., Koch, D.D. Analysis of excimer photoablation pattern with and without superimposed eye movement.

Instrumentation in Development

Khater T.T. Intraocular Marking Pen, with Storz Ophthalmics, St. Louis, MO.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. Lens insertion/fixation ring, with Storz Ophthalmics, St. Louis, MO.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. Irrigating spatula, with Hans Geuder GmbH. Heidelberg, Germany.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. Insertion forceps, with Rhein Medical, Tampa, FL.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. LASIK Lid speculum, with ASICO, Westmont, IL.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. Prechopper, with ASICO, Westmont, IL.

Khater T.T., Koch D.D. Capsulorhexis Device, with BCM Technologies, Houston TX.

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