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Dr. Kenneth Wright MD, DABO, FAAP
Dr. Kenneth Wright
Adjunct Professor


  • Fellowship: Strabismus and Ocular Motility: David L. Guyton, M.D., The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; (1982)
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology: Marshall M. Parks, M.D. and David Friendly, M.D. Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. (1982)
  • Residency: Department of Ophthalmology, Estelle Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles County‑University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (1981)
  • Medical School:  Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, M.D. (1977)
  • Pre-Medical Education: BA, California Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks, California (1972)

Selected Publications:

  1.  Wright KW, Walonker F, Edelman P. The 10-diopter fixation test for amblyopia. Arch Ophthalmol 1981;99:1242-46.
  2. Wright KW, Silverstein D, Marrone A, et al. Acquired inflammatory superior oblique tendon sheath syndrome: a clinicopathologic study. Arch Ophthalmol 1982;100:1752-54.
  3. Wright KW, Guyton DL. A test for predicting the effectiveness of penalization on amblyopia. In: Henkind P (ed) Acta: XXIV international congress of ophthalmology. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1983:896–901.
  4. Wright KW Chrousos GA. Weill-Marchesani syndrome with bilateral angle-closure glaucoma. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1985;22:129-132.
  5. Wright KW, Edelman PM, Walonker F, Yiu S. Reliability of fixation preference testing in diagnosing amblyopia. Arch Ophthalmol 1986;104:549-553.
  6. Wright KW, Eriksen KJ, Shors T. Recording pattern visual evoked potentials under chloral hydrate sedation. Arch Ophthalmol 1986;104:718-721.
  7. Wright KW. The fat adherence syndrome and strabismus after retina surgery. Ophthalmol 1986;93:411-415.
  8. Shors T, Ary J, Eriksen J, Wright KW. P-100 amplitude variability of the pattern visual evoked potential. Electroenceph Clin Neurophys 1986;65:316-319.
  9. Wright KW, Ary PN, Shors TJ, Eriksen KJ. Suppression and the pattern visual evoked potential. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1986;23:252-257.
  10. Borchert MS, Sadun AA, Sommers JD, Wright KW. Congenital ocular motor apraxia in twins: findings with magnetic resonance imaging. J Clin Neuro-Ophthalmol 1987;7:104-107.
  11. Szirth B, Matsumoto E, Murphree AL, Wright KW. Attachment for the Bausch and Lomb keratometer in pediatrics. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1987;24(4):186-189.
  12. Wright KW, Eriksen KJ, Shors TJ. Detection of amblyopia with PVEP during chloral hydrate sedation. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1987;24(4):170-175.
  13. Shors TJ, Eriksen, KJ, Wright KW. Superimposition of a cartoon program as an aid in recording pattern visual evoked potentials in children. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1987;24(5):224-227.
  14. Wright KW, Wehrle MJ, Urrea, PT. Bilateral total occlusion during the critical period of visual development. Arch Ophthalmol 1987;105:321.
  15. Szirth B, Wright KW. Strabismus photography during surgery. J Ophthalmol Photogr 1987;10:(2)
  16. Dunn SA, Schwartz D, Brinkley J, Wright KW. Congenital toxoplasmosis presenting as isolated acute chorioretinitis in the neonate. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1988;25:30-32.
  17. Foster CS, Cohen E, Wright KW, et al. Evaluation of topical cromolyn sodium in the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Ophthalmol 1988;95(2):194-201.
  18. Edelman PM, Murphree AL, Brown MH, Wright KW. Consecutive esodeviation...then what? Am Orthoptic J 1988;38:111-116.
  19. Wright KW, Sunalp M, Urrea P. Bed rest vs. activity ad lib in the treatment of small hyphemas. Ann Ophthalmol 1988;20:143-145.
  20. Wright KW. Practical aspects of the adjustable suture technique for strabismus surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1989;29:10-15.
  21. Wright KW, Liu GY, Murphree AL, et al. Double elevator palsy, ptosis and jaw-winking. Am Orthoptic J 1989;39:143-150.
  22. Friedman DI, Wright KW, Sadun AA. Oculomotor palsy with cyclic spasms. Neurology 1989;39:1263-1264.
  23. Wright KW, Fox BES, Shors TJ, Eriksen KJ. The use of the PVEP with multiple large check stimuli for quantitating amblyopia in children. Binocular Vision 1990;5:19-26.
  24. Wright KW. Discussion of Paper: Recognition and repair of the "lost" rectus muscle. Ophthalmology 1990;97:137.
  25. Mest RA, Ary JP, Wright KW. Automated perimeter for binocular suppression. IEEE Trans Biomed Engin. 1990;37:731-734.
  26. Wright KW, Eriksen KJ, Fox BES. PVEP evidence of true suppression in adult onset strabismus. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1990;27:196-201.
  27. Fox BES, Wright KW, et al. Use of high dose chloral hydrate for ophthalmic exams in children: a retrospective review of 302 cases. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1990;27:242-244.
  28. Szirth B, Wright KW, Edelman P. The use of the photodeviometer in strabismus. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1990;13:
  29. Fox BES, Wright KW. Pattern visual evoked potentials in children under general anesthesia and chloral hydrate. Clin Vision Sci 1990;6(1)/:25-30.
  30. Wright KW, McVey JH. Conjunctival retraction suture for fornix adjustable strabismus surgery. Arch Ophthalmol 1991;109:138-14.
  31. Wright KW, McVey JH. Conjunctival retraction suture for fornix adjustable strabismus surgery. Arch Ophthalm 1992;4:34-37. (Chinese Edition)
  32. Wright KW. Superior oblique silicone expander for Brown's syndrome and superior oblique overaction. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1991;28:101-107.
  33. Wright KW, Lanier, AB. Effect of a modified rectus tuck on anterior segment circulation in monkeys. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strab 1991;28:77-81.
  34. Kolin T, Johns KJ, Wadlington WB, Butler MG, Sunalp MA, Wright KW. Hereditary lymphedema and distichiasis. Arch Ophthalmol 1991;109(7):980-981.
  35. Park C, Min B, Wright KW. Effect of a modified rectus tuck on anterior ciliary artery perfusion. Korean J Ophthalmol 1991;5(1),15-25.
  36. Branley MG, Wright KW, Borchert MS. Third nerve palsy due to cerebral artery aneurysm in a child. Aust NZJ Ophthalmol 1992;20:137-140.
  37. Brooks SB, Bruce-Lyle L, Rao NA, Wright KW. Crystalline keratopathy and epikeratophakia. Am J Ophthalmol 1992;113(3):337-339.
  38. Wright KW, Min BM, Park C. Comparison of superior oblique tendon expander to superior oblique tenotomy for the management of superior oblique overaction and Brown syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalm Strabismus 1992;29(2):92-97.
  39. Shors TJ, Wright KW, Greene E. Control of interocular suppression as a function of differential image blur. Vision Research, 1992;32(6):1169-1175.
  40. Wright KW, Christensen LE, Noguchi BA. Results of late surgery for presumed congenital cataracts. Am J of Ophthalm 1992;114(4):409-415.
  41. Wright KW, Matsumoto E, Edelman PM. Binocular fusion and stereopsis associated with early surgery for monocular congenital cataracts. Arch Ophthalmol 1992:110(11);1607- 1609.
  42. Wright KW, Bruce-Lyle L. Augmented surgery for esotropia associated with high hypermetropia. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 1993;30:167-170.
  43. McCulloch DL, Wright KW. Unilateral congenital ptosis: compensatory head posturing, and amblyopia. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1993;9:196-200.
  44. Wright KW, Edelman PM, McVey JH, Terry A, Lin M. High grade stereo acuity after early surgery for congenital esotropia. Arch Ophthalmol 1994;112:913-919.
  45. Wright KW, Hwang JM. Diplopia and strabismus after retina and glaucoma surgery. American Orthoptic Journal 1994;44:26-30.
  46. Wright KW. Strabismus management. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 1994;5:25-29.
  47. Hwang JM, Wright KW. Combined study on the causes of strabismus after retinal surgery. Korean J 1994; Dec 8(2):83-91.
  48. Aiello A, Borchert MS, Wright KW. Independence of optokinetic nystagmus asymmetry and binocularity in infantile esotropia. Arch Ophthalmol 1994;112:1580-1583.
  49. Wright KW, Surgical alignment in infants for congenital esotropia. Ophthalmology 1996, 103(5): 700-1.
  50. Wright KW. Clinical optokinetic nystagmus asymmetry in treated esotropes. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 1996, 33:153-155.
  51. Wright KW, Late overcorrection after inferior rectus recession. Ophthalmology, 1996, 103:1503-1507.
  52. Wright KW, Partially accommodative esotropia: should you overcorrect and cut the plus? Arch Ophthalmology, 1996, 114(11): 1429-31.
  53. Guemes A, Wright KW, et al. Leukocoria caused by occult penetrating trauma in a child. American Journal of Ophthalmology, July Vol 124, P117-119, 1997. Wright KW. Pediatric Cataracts. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 8:1, PP 50-55 February 1997.
  54. Wright KW. Pediatric Cataracts. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 8:1, PP 50-55 February 1997.
  55. Raina J, Wright KW, Lin MM, McVey JH, Effectiveness of lateral rectus Y split surgery for correcting the upshoot and downshoot in Duane’s retraction syndrome, Type lll. Binocular Vision & Strabismus Vol12 no 4 pp233-238, 1997.
  56. Raina J, Kosmorsky GS, Wright KW. Strabismus and optic neuropathy: a complication of retrobulbar injection. Eye (Lond) 1998; 12 (Pt 6):1029-30.
  57. Guemes A, Wright KW. Effect of graded anterior transposition of the inferior oblique muscle on versions and vertical deviation in primary position. Journal of AAPOS, Aug 1998, pp 201:206.
  58. Krishna R, Wright KW, Kosmorsky GS. Pseudotumor cerebri sine papilledema with unilateral 6th nerve palsy. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 1998; 18(1):53-55.
  59. Birch E, Stager D, Wright, KW, Beck R. The natural history of infantile esotropia during the first six months of life. J AAPOS December 1998;2:235-8.
  60. Wright KW, Guemes A, Kapadia MS, Shah S, Wilson SE. Binocular function and patient satisfaction after PRK induced monovision in myopes, J Cat & Ref Surgery, Vol 25, February 1999, 177-82.
  61. Fiergang DL, Wright KW, Foster JA. Unilateral or asymmetric congenital ptosis, head posturing, and amblyopia. J Ped Ophthal Strab, 1999; 36:74-77.
  62. Wright KW. Brown’s Syndrome: diagnosis and management. Tr Am Ophth Soc 1999; Vol. XCVII.
  63. Kim AW, Foster JA, Papay FA, Wright KW. Orbital Extension of a frontal sinus osteoma in a thirteen year old girl. J of AAPOS, Vol 4 N 2, April 2000.
  64. Wright KW. Results of the superior oblique tendon elongation procedure for severe Brown’s Syndrome. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2000;98:41-8.
  65. Alcorn D, Ruttum M, Wright KW. e-consults: 5-year old boy presented with congenital nystagmus. J Ped Ophthalmol & Strab 2001:vol 38; 36-8.
  66. Wright KW. Should we aggressively treat unilateral congenital cataracts? Brit J Ophthalmol, September 2001;85(9):1120-26.
  67. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Spontaneous resolution of early-onset esotropia: experience of the Congenital Esotropia Observational Study. Am J Ophthalmol 2001;133:109-1198. Wright KW – Study Chair.
  68. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. The clinical spectrum of early-onset esotropia experience of the Congenital Esotropia Observational Study. Am J Ophthalmol 2001;133:102-108. Wright KW – Study Chair.
  69. Chow LC, Wright KW, Sola A, et al. Can changes in clinical practice decrease the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity in very low birth weight infants? Pediatrics 2003, 111(2): p. 339-345.
  70. Cole C, Wright KW, Tarnow-Mordi W, Phelps D, for The Pulse Oximetry Saturation Trial for Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity (POST-ROP) Planning Study Group. Resolving our uncertainty about oxygen therapy. Pediatrics.2003; 112 (6 Pt 1): p 1415- 1419.
  71. Mocan MC, Najera-Covarrubias M, Wright KW. Comparison of visual acuity levels in pediatric patients with amblyopia using Wright Figures, Allen Optotypes, and Snellen Letters. J of AAPOS, Vol 9, N 1, Feb 2005, pp 48:52.
  72. Sami, D, Thompson, LS, Ramanathan, R., Farzavandi, S, Wright KW. A Physiologic Low Oxygen Protocol Significantly Reduces the Incidence of Threshold ROP in Low BirthWeight Premature Infants. J AAPOS 2006; 10(1): 67.
  73. Thompson, LS, Moreira, F, Wright KW. Unfavorable Outcomes after Strabismus Surgery. J AAPOS 2006; 10(1): 93.
  74. Wright, KW, Sami, D, Thompson, LS, Ramanathan, R, Joseph, R, Farzavandi, S. A Physiologic Reduced Oxygen Protocol Decreases The Incidence Of Threshold Retinopathy Of Prematurity. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc 2006; 104:78-84.
  75. Mocan MC, Wright KW, Salvador MG. Evidence of Binocular Fusion in a 3-week-old infant with transient abducens nerve paresis. J AAPOS 2007 Apr; 11(2): 199-200. Epub 2007 Feb 5.
  76. Brodsky, MC, Wright KW. Infantile Esotropia With Nystagmus: A Treatable Cause of Oscillatory Head Movements in Children. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug; 125(8): 1079-81.
  77. Whitson JT, Roarty JD, Vijaya L, Wright KW; Brinzolamide Pediatric Study Group. Efficacy of Brinzolamide and Levobetaxolol in Pediatric Glaucomas: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J AAPOS. 2008 Jun; 12(3): 239-246. e3. Epub 2008 Mar 4.
  78. Mack BC, Wright KW, Davis ME; A biodegradable filament for controlled drug delivery, J. Control. Release (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2009.06.020.
  79. Wright KW; Mini-tenotomy procedure to correct diplopia associated with small angle strabismus. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2009 Dec; 107: 97-103.
  80. Wright KW; Wright Grooved Hook for Suturing Extraocular Muscle Insertion. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology.2010; 24:30-32.
  81. Strube YN, Conte F, Faria C, Yiu S, Wright KW. Amniotic membrane transplantaiton for restrictive strabismus. Ophthalmology. 2011 June; 118(6):1175-9. Epub 2011 Feb 3.
  82. Leenheer RS, Wright KW. Mini-plication to treat small-angle strabismus: A minimally invasive procedure. J AAPOS. 2012 Aug; 16(4): 327-330.
  83. Yam JC, Deitz LW, Wright KW. J, Bilateral canalicular and nasolacrimal duct obstruction in congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis: a case report and review of the literature. JAAPOS. 2014 Feb;18(1):88-90.
  84. Bykhovskaya Y, Canedo AL, Wright KW, Rabinowitz Y. C.57 C>T Mutation in MIR 184 is responsible for congenital cataracts and corneal abnormalities in a five-generation family from Galicia, Spain. NOPG: Ophthalmic Genetics. 2015;36(3):244-7.
  85. Eneh A, Parsa K, Wright KW, Strube Y, Pediatric adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland treated with intra-arterial cytoreductive chemotherapy. JAAPOS.2015 June 19(3):272-4.
  86. Wright KW, Corradetti G, Wright central plication of lateral rectus versus standard medial rectus recession in adult divergence insufficiency esotropia.. J AAPOS. 2017 Apr;21 (2):94-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2016.12.001. Epub 2017 Mar 14.
  87. Foreign body extrusion associated with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate glue used with rectus muscle hang-back recession, Kenneth Weston Wright, MD, Giulia Corradetti, MD, Yi Ning Johanna Strube, MD, FRCSC, Scott Viet Mai, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Volume 55, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages 58-62
  88. Wright Hang-back Recession with Fibrin Glue Compared to Standard Fixed Suture Recession for the Treatment of Horizontal Strabismus, Kenneth W. Wright MD1, Majd Arow MD1, Mike Zein MD2, Yi Ning J. Strube MD, FRCSC, In Press CJO
  89. New surgical strategy for large hypertropia associated with superior oblique palsy, Li Yiam, Wright K, European Journal Ophthalmology, under review