Derek Horkey, M.D.


Meet Dr. Derek Horkey, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Derek Horkey is a board certified ophthalmologist at Discover Vision Centers, specializing in ophthalmology, glaucoma treatment and cataract surgery.

Dr. Horkey obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Physiology with a minor in Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He earned a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences and received his Medical Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Horkey went on to complete a medical internship as well as a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Hospital. Furthering his training and expertise, Dr. Horkey pursued a prestigious fellowship in glaucoma treatment from Ohio State University, Havener Eye Institute.

Dr. Derek Horkey speaks regularly at industry meetings presenting research and sharing knowledge with fellow ophthalmologists. His current research efforts include writing a book chapter in Ocular Pharmacology. Dr. Horkey has also been a featured speaker presenting at Kansas EyeCon the past 3 years.

Dr. Horkey is currently recruiting patients for a clinical research trial for a new glaucoma medication. Please contact the office if you are interested in participating.

Dr. Derek Horkey practices at the following office:

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More information on Dr. Derek S. Horkey:


  • Fellowship in Glaucoma – Ohio State University, Havener Eye Institute, 2018
  • Residency in Ophthalmology – University of Kansas Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, 2017
  • Internship – University of Kansas Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, 2014
  • Doctorate – Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2013
  • Master of Arts – Loyola University Chicago, 2008
  • Undergraduate – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2007

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