Skip to main content.

Dirck L. DeKeyser, OD

Dirck DeKeyser portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Professional Background

Dirck DeKeyser is a Board Certified Optometrist who sees patients at both our locations (State Line Rd. and in the Medical Office Building at the main campus). He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He has been with the KU Eye Team since 2006.

Education and Training
  • BS, Life Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • DO, Doctor of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Board Certification, American Academy of Optometry
  • Doctor of Optometry, Kansas Board of Optometry
Professional Affiliations
  • KU Eye Lions Club, President, 2022 - Present
  • American Optometric Association, Fellow, 2018 - Present
  • KU Eye Lions Club, President, 2016 - 2017
  • KU Eye Lions Club, Vice President, 2015 - 2016
  • KU Eye Lions Club, Member, 2013 - Present
  • KU Eye Lions Club, President, 2013 - 2015
  • American Optometric Association, Member, 2002 - Present



Dr. DeKeyser is active in our Department research, as well as in collaborative studies with other departments at the University. He organizes the department's annual CE conference for local and regional optometrists that draws over 100 participants. He gives lectures for our residents and provides OKAP reviews.

Current Research and Grants
  • CALGB51101 – A Randomized Phase II Trial of Myeloablative versus Non-Myeloablative Consolidation Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Primary CNS B-Cell Lymphoma , University of Kansas