Courtney Lynn Kraus, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Surgery, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Diseases, Pediatric Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus more

Research Interests

Pediatric glaucoma

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8314
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda

Appointment Phone: 240-482-1100
6430 Rockledge Drive
Westmoreland Building, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20817 map


Courtney L. Kraus, M.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, including amblyopia (lazy eye), with a particular interest in pediatric cataract and corneal diseases. She has enjoyed participating in surgical mission trips to underserved areas in the developing world.

Dr. Kraus received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she also completed her residency in ophthalmology after an internship in internal medicine at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Missouri. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Storm Eye Institute at The Medical University of South Carolina. more


  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • MD; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (2009)


  • Ophthalmology; Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2013)


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology; Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2015)

Research & Publications

Videos & Media

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Q&A: Pediatric Cataracts

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Round table: Board members address Cyclogyl shortage, pediatric myopia - Healio (Aug. 2021) 

Do the potential benefits of orthokeratology outweigh its potential infection risks? - Healio (Apr. 2021) 

Round table: Pediatric ophthalmologists address difficulties of treating myopia progression with atropine. - Healio (January 2020) 

Pediatric Ophthalmologist Courtney Kraus on Glaucoma in Children - Johns Hopkins Medicine (Jul. 2018)

Predicting IOL Power for Pediatric Patients - Johns Hopkins Medicine (Winter 2015) 


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