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John B. Cotter, M.D.

John B. Cotter, M.D.

Dr. Cotter is a Corneal Specialist with extensive experience in ophthalmology. He specializes in performing comprehensive ophthalmology evaluations, cataracts and refractive surgery.

He is known worldwide for his research, publications, and symposiums on new developments in eye care.

Prior to joining the Limberg team, Dr. Cotter was in practice in North Carolina and received his medical degree from the University of Kansas.


Board Certified:

American Board of Ophthalmology, 1981; Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1982


American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Emergency Physicians (retired member), American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Societe Francaise D’Ophtalmologie, International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty

Education & Training

Bachelor of Arts:

University of Kansas, 1964 – 1968

Medical Degree:

University of Kansas, 1968 – 1972


St. Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, MO. (12 months – straight medicine), 1972 – 1973

Ophthalmology Education:

University of Missouri, Kansas City Medical Center, including the Lancaster Basic Science Course in Maine, 1976 – 1979.

Pathology Course at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1978.

Fellow, Baylor University – ORBIS, Houston, TX., 1982.

Advanced Corneal Training:

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
1983 – 1986.

Research Sabbatical:

Hospital Hotel Dieu, Paris, France (2 months), 1987.

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