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John D. Goosey

John Goosey

John D. Goosey, MD
2855 Gramercy, Suite 310
Houston, TX 77025


Texas (TX)

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T: 281-407-9062
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Dr. John D. Goosey is affectionately known as the “specialist’s specialist”. Doctors, not only from the greater Houston area, but also from around the world, seek Dr. Goosey’s expert eye care for themselves, their family, friends and patients.  They trust and respect his knowledge, experience, skill and caring patient/doctor relationship.  They know that all ophthalmologists are cornea trained, but only a few are cornea specialists like Dr. Goosey.

Dr. Goosey’s extensive training and education are part of the reason why he is so celebrated and deserving of such honor. After graduating from high school in Los Angeles, the young John Goosey attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston South Carolina. After receiving his MD, he fellowshipped at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland; extensively studying cataract formation and medical treatment for the eyes. Dr. Goosey also went on to complete a 3-year residency at the University of Texas, Department of Ophthalmology in Houston, and then completed an additional fellowship at Louisiana State University Eye Center. There, he received sub-specialty training in corneal and external eye disease.  In addition to his extensive studies, Dr. Goosey has taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Ophthalmology, and as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Optometry, University of Houston.

In the early 90’s, he began studying the use of lasers for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Goosey is well experienced with many of today’s innovative laser and surgical techniques. These days, he is known as the premier LASIK surgeon in Houston, having performed tens of thousands of operations- including LASIK, cataract surgery, and corneal transplants- to name a few. He uses the very latest and most advanced laser technologies to perform various surgeries, including the Allegretto Wave® Laser, with its Perfect Plus technology.

Dr. Goosey is nationally board certified in ophthalmology, and is an internationally known and respected leader in corneal and refractive eye surgery. Among other things, he has contributed to five Ophthalmologic Publications, multiple textbook chapters on Keratoplasty, and various Eye Condition & Surgical Procedure Lectures around the world.

Book Chapter Contributions:

  • 2008 Keratoplasty: Albert and Jakobiec’s Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology.
  • 2004 Keratoplasty: The Cornea.
  • 1999 Keratoplasty in Corneal Surgery, Theory, Technique, & Tissue. 3rd Edition.
  • 1997 Keratoplasty in Corneal Surgery of the Cornea and Conjunctiva. Vol. III


  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, IL
  • The European Refractive Society in Lisbon, Portugal
  • The Pan American Ophthalmology Congress in Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • The World Cornea Congress in Washington, DC

Dr. Goosey also belongs to a host of professional councils, associations, and organizations, including: 

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Houston Ophthalmological Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity

John Goosey has previously been named among The Best Doctors in Houston by Inside Houston magazine; and recognized repeatedly as one of the top doctors in the country by numerous national organizations and professional associations. Here are several of his many honors and recognitions:

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Top Ophthalmologists in Houston
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologists
  • Super Doctors- 10 Consecutive Years of Recognition!
  • Houston’s H Magazine Best Doctor
  • Houston Awards, Physicians & Surgeons category

See Dr. Goosey for the following surgical procedures and treatments:

  • LASIK Surgery
  • PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange & Lens Replacement Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Crosslinking w/Riboflavin
  • DSAEK Corneal Transplantation


Mathew JH, Goosey JD, Soderberg P, Bergmanson JPG. Lamellar Changes in the Keratoconic Cornea.  Acta Ophthalmologica, June, 2015.1991 Fuch’s

  • Bergmanson JPG, Goosey JD, Patel CK, Mathew JH.  Recurrence or Re-emergence of Keratoconus - What is the Evidence Telling Us? Literature Review and Two Case Reports.  Ocular Surface 12(4), 2014, 267-272.
  • Mathew JH, Goosey JD, Bergmanson JPG. Quantified Histopathology of the Keratoconic Cornea. Optometry and Vision Science. 88(8):988-997, 2011.
  • Bergmanson JPG, Farmer E, Goosey JD. The epithelial plugs in radial keratotomy: the origin of incisional keratitis?  Cornea 20(8), 2001, 866-872.
  • Bergmanson JPG, Sheldon TM, Goosey JD. Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy: a fresh look at an aging disease. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics 19(3), 1999, 210-222.
  • Ronk JF, Ruiz-Esmenjaud S, Osorio M, Bacigalupi M, Goosey JD.  Limbal Conjunctival Autograft in a Subacute Alkaline Corneal Burn.  Cornea 13(5), 1994.  465-468.
  • Armest DM, Lee AM, Prager TC, Goosey CB, Goosey JD. Epikeratoplasty with nonlyophilized tissue in children with aphakia.  Am J Ophthalmol. 111(4), 1991, 145-151.
  • Goosey, JD, Prager, TC, Goosey, CB, Bird, EF, Sanderson, J.C.: A Comparison of Penetrating Keratoplasty to Epikeratoplasty in the Surgical Management of eratoconus.  American Journal of Ophthalmology 111(2), 1991. 145-151.
  • Goosey JD, Prager TC, Goosey CB, Allison ME, Marvelli T.C.: Stability of Myopic Epikeratoplasty - Two Year Follow-up.  J. Refractive and Corneal Surgery, 6(1),1990. 4-8.
  • Goosey, J.D., Prager, T.C., Goosey, C.B., Martin, D.I.:  Epikeratoplasty for Myopia - One Year Follow-up.  J. Cataract and Refractive Surgery 16, 1990. 21-30.
  • Aguirre, A., Goosey, J.D., Mazow, M.L., Martin, D.I.: Epikeratophakia on Pediatric Traumatized Corneas, J. Pediatr Ophthalmol and Strabismus 24,1987. 182.
  • Goosey, J.D., Aguirre, A.: Epikeratophakia following rotational autokeratoplasty in a child, Cornea 6(2),1987. 140-3.
  • Goosey, J.D., Prager, T.C., Marvelli, T.L., Allison, M.E., Hook, S.R. Carlson, K.A.: Epikeratophakia without annular keratectomy.  Ann. Ophthalmol 19 (10), 1987. 388-391.
  • Hook, S.R., Holladay J.T., Prager, T.G., Goosey, J.D.: Transient myopia induced by sulfonamides, Am. J. Ophthalmol 101, 1986, 495.
  • Mosteller, M.W., Goosey, J.D., and Kaufman, H.E.: Nosocomial Exacerbation of Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy.  A.J.O. 98, 1984. 513.
  • Mosteller, M.W., Goosey, J.D., and Kaufman, H.E.: Accidental Heat Destruction of Corneal Graft Tissue.  A.J.O. 98, 1984. 380.
  • Goosey J.D., Mosteller, M.W., and Kaufman, H.E.: Radiating Folds in Descemet’s Membrane as a Sign of Impending Corneal Perforation. A.J.O. 98, 1984, 625.
  • Crouch, R.K., Patrick, J., Goosey, J.D. and Coles, W.H.: The Effect of Age on Corneal and Lens Superoxide Dismutase. Current Eye Research 3 (9), 1984. 1119.
  • Goosey J.D., Tuan, W.M., and Garcia, C.A.: A Lipid Peroxidative Mechanism for Posterior Subcapsular Cataract Formation in the Rabbit: A Possible Model for Cataract Formation in Tapetoretinal Diseases.  Invest.  Ophthalmol Vis Sci 25, 1984. 608.
  • Ziegler, J.S.D. and Goosey J.D.: Singlet Oxygen as a Possible Factor in Human Senile Nuclear Cataract Development.  Current Eye Research 3 (1),1984. 59-65.
  • Kador, P.F., Sharpless, N.E., and Goosey, J.D.: Aldose Reductase Inhibition by Antiallergy Drugs., Enzymology of Carbonyl Methabolism: Aldehyde Dehydrogenase and Aldo-keto Reductase, Allen Liss Publisher, New York ,1982. 243-259.
  • Jernigan, H.J., Jr., Fukui, H.N., Goosey, J.D., and Kinoshita, J.H.: Photo dynamic Effects of Rose Bengal or Riboflavin on Carrier- Mediated Transport Systems in Rat Lens.  Exp. Eye Research 32,1981. 461-6.
  • Goosey, J.D., Ziegler, J.S.D., Matheson, I.B.C., and Kinoshita, J.H.: Effects of Singlet Oxygen on Human Lens Crystalline In Vitro. Invest. Ophthalmol Vis Sci 20(5),1981. 679-83.
  • Ziegler, J.S.D., and Goosey, J.D.: Aging of Protein Molecules: Lens Crystalline as a Model System.  Trends in Biochemical Sciences 6, 1981.133.
  • Ziegler, J.S.D., and Goosey, J.D.: Photosensitized Oxidation in the Ocular Lens: Evidence for Photosensitizers Endogenous to the Human Lens. Photochemistry and Photo biology 33, 1981. 869-74.
  • Kador, P.F., Goosey, J.D., Sharpless, N.E., Kolish, J., and Miller, D.D.: Stereospecific Inhibition of Aldose Reductase.  Eur. J. Med. Chem. Chimica Therapeutica 16,1981. 293.
  • Goosey, J.D., Ziegler, J.S.D., and Kinoshita, J.H.: Crosslinking of Lens Crystalline in a Photo dynamic System: A Process Mediated by Singlet Oxygen.  Science 208,1980. 1277-80.

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About John Goosey

Medical School: South Carolina School of Medicine, University of

Graduation Year: 1979

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