Eye Conditions

Best Eye Drops to Help Your Dry Eyes

By editor
September 6, 2017

[caption id="attachment_2436" align="alignright" width="205"] Christopher Stroud, OD[/caption] Dry eyes can happen for many reasons.  Occasional moderate dryness can be helped by simply applying artificial tears as the need arises.  Systane and Refresh Optive are 2 great brands of over the counter eye drops that can help temporarily alleviate dry eye symptoms. More persistent dry eye ... read more


“Because I have macular degeneration, does that mean I will go blind?”

By editor
July 20, 2017

Patients often ask how Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) may affect their vision in the future.  To some degree it is normal to see some findings in the retina consistent with ARMD in the population of patients over 60 years old. Small yellow drusen (deposits under the retina made up of lipids, a fatty protein) ... read more


What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome? What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

By editor
March 7, 2017

[caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignright" width="170"] Dr. David W. Karp, MD[/caption] Problematic dry eyes are one of the most common problems reported to eye doctors. Dry eyes can result from either a decrease in the amount of tear production or the quality or composition of the tears produced. According to Dr. David Karp, M.D. of Koby Karp ... read more


How often should I come in for an eye exam?

By editor
January 17, 2016

This is a question we get asked a lot, especially by folks who have no idea if they should wait until they have a problem before having their vision checked. It is also a question that is asked by people who have come in occasionally over the years for solutions to specific vision problems. Many ... read more


November is Diabetes Awareness Month

By editor
November 17, 2015

This is a good opportunity to emphasize some important points about Diabetes Mellitus and eye health.  In our country, diabetes is the leading cause of visual impairment in working-age individuals.  Many of you may already know this.  Moreover, 60 percent of adults also realize that diabetes may be detectable through a comprehensive eye exam. R. ... 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


What is Pink Eye?

By editor
August 14, 2014

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of conjunctiva – a transparent membrane that covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they're more visible. This is what causes the whites of your eyes to appear reddish or pink. This is a very common condition and ... read more


What is "Lazy Eye"?

By editor
October 2, 2013

[caption id="attachment_208" align="alignright" width="125" caption="Dr. Albert E. Smolyar"][/caption] At Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute we conduct a large number of pediatric eye exams. Not infrequently, while performing kindergarten or school eye examination, we encounter a child with decreased vision due to “lazy eye”.  “Lazy eye”, or amblyopia, is a condition that occurs when a child does ... read more


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