Susan L. Cooley, MD


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Conditions Dr. Cooley Treats

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia (Double Vision)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headaches
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Visual Field Defects

Services Dr. Cooley Offers

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

About Dr. Cooley

Philosophy of care

My philosophy of care is patient-centric: Ensuring you receive the best medical care in a compassionate, respectful environment.

Why I entered medicine

I love science and I love art; medicine is a wonderful combination of both. The practice of medicine is a life of constant growth, learning and change, always with the goal of guiding our patients to productive happier and healthier lives.

Community involvement

I live on a small family farm raising livestock and for years have donated organic meat to area food banks. I volunteer for EyeCare America, a program that helps patients without the means to quality eye care, through the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). I also am involved with women’s basketball at Lafayette College.

Personal interests

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, reading, gardening, and traveling.


Lafayette College, BSB - Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1979

Medical Training
Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1984


Internship 1985
Internal Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital/Medical Center

Residency 1988
Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hosp


American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology

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