L. Jay Katz, MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Laser therapy
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Drug evaluation
  • Current and old scanning techniques of the optic nerve
  • New instrumentation for eye pressure measurements


L. Jay Katz, MD is a member of the Wills Eye Glaucoma Service and a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. He has wide-ranging interests in glaucoma, including drug evaluation, the roles of laser and medical management in glaucoma treatment and optic nerve scanning methodologies and has delivered hundreds of lectures, teaching sessions and courses on these topics.

Dr. Katz has published more than 180 articles in such journals as Archives of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Glaucoma. He is an Editorial Board member for Journal of Glaucoma, Survey of Ophthalmology, and Graefe's Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 30 books and book chapters. He has been an investigator in landmark multi-center trials in glaucoma such as the Glaucoma Laser Trial (GLT), the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS), and the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS).

Dr. Katz has been the recipient of various awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Senior Achievement Award (2002), the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology's Faculty Award (2003),Distinguished Alumnus of the Yale University Eye Center (2003), Honored Life Member of the Philadelphia Ophthalmic Club in (2007) and the Silver Tray Award at Wills Eye Hospital (2012).

He received his medical degree from Yale University Medical School, New Haven, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, a residency in Ophthalmology at Yale, and a Fellowship in Glaucoma at Wills Eye Hospital.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliation
Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

Philadelphia Magazine “Top Docs” 2017; Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” 2014-2017

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