Byron “Trip” Cook, MD

Referral Ophthalmologist

Byron Trip Cook MDByron “Trip” Cook, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with advanced training and experience in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery. He practices in both our Cumming and Lawrenceville offices, and is on staff and offers surgery at Northside Hospital Forsyth and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He also provides ophthalmology services in several optometry practices in North Georgia.

Dr. Cook grew up in Tucker, Georgia, graduated from Davidson College, and then attended the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident. While completing a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and External Disease at the University of Texas–Southwestern Medical Center, he also served as an Assistant Clinical Instructor for resident education.

He has been an active participant in a number of clinical trials, and has published articles and chapters in several publications. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His clinical interests include cataract surgery, corneal surgeries (including keratoplasty, transplants, and other advanced procedures), complex intraocular lens (IOL) implant surgeries (including IOL exchange and secondary IOLs), reconstruction surgeries to the front portion of the eye, corneal and conjunctival infectious disease, ocular surface disease, dry eye disease and anterior uveitis.

Dr. Cook is married to a fellow physician, Jennifer Cook, MD, who practices internal medicine in Cumming. The Cooks and their 2 young daughters live in Forsyth County. In his downtime, Trip enjoys golf, tennis, running, photography and songwriting.

Services Provided

Cataract

  • Monofocal IOL
  • Multifocal IOL
  • Toric IOL
  • IOL Exchange
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • IOL Repositioning
  • Piggyback IOL
  • Secondary IOL
  • YAG Capsulotomy

Cornea

  • Corneal Transplants
  • Descement Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Corneal Dystrophies
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Infections (Herpes, Bacterial, Viral)
  • Dry Eye – Surgical Punctal Closure
  • Recurrent Erosions
  • Globe Trauma
  • Keratoconus

Refractive

  • LASIK and PRK
  • VISX, Intralase, Allegretto Laser
  • Phakic IOL

Consultative Ophthalmology