A caring physician, Dr. Kenneth Wright is devoted to the welfare of children and the health of their eyes. He is an internationally respected ophthalmologist and educator, and is included in “The Best Doctors in America” and “Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care.” Dr. Wright is staff member department of Ophthalmology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Wright received his medical degree from Boston University and completed preeminent fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Johns-Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and Children's Hospital, Washington, DC. After fellowship, Dr. Wright joined the full-time faculty at USC School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles serving for 10 years before accepting the position of Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he developed a renowned program in pediatric ophthalmology. After his tenure at the Cleveland Clinic, he returned to Los Angeles and set up his private practice. He has authored over 100 scientific papers and 8 textbooks on ophthalmology and eye surgery including the 1,000-page world-renowned textbook, "Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus",
Dr. Wright also authors the American Academy of Pediatrics text "Pediatric Ophthalmology for Primary Care", which is one of the AAP’s best selling books and has become the gold-standard on pediatric eye care for pediatricians nationwide.
Dr. Wright has developed numerous new techniques to improve the outcomes of eye muscle surgery. An area Dr. Wright is presently pioneering is minimally invasive strabismus surgical techniques. These techniques shorten surgery time, reduce scarring, are more precise, and can usually be done with topical anesthesia thus eliminating the risk of general anesthesia. Some techniques can even be performed in office and take only a few minutes. To view a video of one of Dr. Wright's minimally invasive eye muscle surgeries click on this Strabismus Surgery Mini-Tenotomy. New titanium surgical instruments shown below have been developed by Dr. Wright and help facilitate eye muscle surgery.
Dr. Wright Original contributions
Vertical Prism test for amblyopia
Test for effectiveness of penalization treatment for amblyopia
Very early surgery for infantile esotropia results in high grade stereo acuity and excellent eye alignment- straight eyes.
Early surgery for congenital cataracts results in binocular fusion and good visual outcomes.
Pattern visual evoked potential measures vision in infants using sedation
Wright Superior Oblique Tendon Expander excellent outcomes for Brown’s syndrome and superior oblique over action
Graded anteriorization for inferior oblique over-action
Multi-pass excellent results in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction
Subconjunctival traction suture for fornix adjustable strabismus surgery
Wright grooved hook for strabismus surgery
Wright device for frontalis sling for ptosis
Minimally invasive strabismus surgery – Mini Tenotomy