Cataracts

How will I know when it is time for my cataracts to be removed?

By editor
May 9, 2017

It is time to consider surgery for cataracts when your daily visual needs require it. Your decision should be based on whether or not you can see to do your job, drive safely and engage in such activities as reading and watching TV in comfort. Can you see well enough to perform daily tasks such ... read more


The latest cataract surgery uses the CATALYS® Laser System

By editor
March 23, 2017

Every eye has a unique size and shape. The CATALYS® Laser System's advanced 3D imaging technology builds a3D map of each eye and tailors the treatment to that map. This enables Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye. This treatment plan is then ... read more


Clear Lens Extraction

By editor
August 30, 2016

Some patients may not be good candidates for Laser Vision Correction to reduce their need for glasses and contact lenses. It could be that the cornea isn’t the correct shape or thickness or the attempted correction is too great to do with laser on the cornea. Some people have early cataracts in the 50’s and ... read more


Are you 55+ and regret not having LASIK?

By editor
March 24, 2015

Early cataract surgery may be just what you need. Perhaps you are over 50 years old and have thought about LASIK, laser vision correction, to reduce your need for contact lenses and glasses. Maybe you were told that you are not really a good candidate for laser vision correction. Mild cataracts may be starting, you ... read more


Can astigmatism be corrected?

By editor
December 11, 2014

Correction for astigmatism - Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) Astigmatism is an irregularity in the shape of the cornea. There are degrees of astigmatism that may cause blurred vision even after the cataract surgery has been performed. Low to moderate astigmatism may be corrected by Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) or a Toric IOL. In LRI, incisions ... read more


Should I have cataract surgery?

By editor
August 11, 2014

Considering cataract surgery might stir up a few questions for you. So listen to what Joe B. of Louisville had to say about his cataract surgery experience at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in Louisville. Click here for Joe's testimonial You, or someone you know may have other questions, so now would be a good time to ... read more


How long to develop cataracts? How long to remove cataracts?

By editor
April 30, 2014

When it comes to Cataracts, we understand that patients are anxious to get results quickly and painlessly so we'll answer the "how long" questions here. How long does it take for cataracts to develop? The rate of development can vary among individuals and may also be different between the two eyes. Most age-related cataracts can ... read more


Watch Cataract Surgery in Louisville

By editor
January 30, 2014

If you know someone who is considering cataract surgery, (perhaps it's you), here is a video that will demonstrate what goes on during an actual procedure. Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and the actual surgery typically takes about 15 minutes. This surgery was performed by Dr. Albert Smolyar in Louisville. ... read more


Considering Cataract Surgery

By editor
June 21, 2013

If you've thought about having cataract surgery, but you've been putting it off, it might help to hear what one of our cataract patients has to say about his experience.Dr. Scott Hoffman, MD, at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institue, performed Joe's cataract surgery. Listen to what he has to say about the outcome. Click here. ... read more


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