Dustin McKnight, M.D.

General Ophthalmology, Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery & Laser Refractive Surgery

Dr. Dustin McKnight is a Kansas City native. He was raised in Liberty, Missouri and is the older son of highly respected ophthalmologist, Scott McKnight, M.D. He joins the Hunkeler Eye Institute following completion of his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia. During his residency he received extensive training in Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery and Laser Refractive Surgery in addition to the advancements in treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and eyelid disorders.

Dr. McKnight appreciates all that can be done medically, optically and surgically to improve patient’s vision. However, he remains committed to understanding the individual patient’s needs, as unique. He is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology and America Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. McKnight received his B.S. degree in Biology and his M.D. degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Also, he excelled in undergraduate athletes as a swimmer at the University of Missouri as a First Team all-Big 12 winner. He continues his athletic activities as a runner and competing in triathlons.


Dr. McKnight specializes in:

  • Cataract Surgery with Lens Implantation
  • Advanced Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Refractive Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Disease
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Botox Treatment
  • Diabetes Related Eye Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Management
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology Consultation