“Trust Your Eye Care to a Specialist”

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Pooja Khator, M.D.

Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon

Areas of Specialty

  • Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Advanced Lens Implants - Tecnis® Symfony, Crystalens®, ReSTOR®, Toric
  • CyPass® Micro-Stent
  • Glaucoma Management & Surgery
  • Laser Surgery, including SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)
  • Routine Eye Care


A Foundation of Educational Excellence

Dr. Pooja Khator completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami where she was recipient of the Henry King Stanford Scholarship. She went on to receive her medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine where she served as President and Editor-In-Chief of the medical school newspaper, Fovea. After completing an internship in preliminary medicine at the University of Florida, Dr. Khator continued her training at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore where she served as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology and was the resident leader for the Hospital Ethics Committee.

Dr. Khator received subspecialty training in glaucoma management and surgery at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, ranked the number one Eye Hospital by U.S. News and World Report ten years standing. She joined Coastal Eye Institute in 2006.


Credentials You Can Trust

  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship-Trained in Glaucoma Management & Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology




Why Choose CEI?

Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
Schedule an Appointment

We are happy to work with your busy schedule! With nine physicians and four offices, we are confident we can find a time, day and location that is convenient for you. Call 941-748-1818 and let us help you on your way to seeing more clearly!


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