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Eye Doctors Louisville has known for years

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in Louisville was founded by Doctors Melvyn Koby and David Karp. These two distinguished physicians have been widely recognized for their outstanding skills and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. Both doctors are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are current Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Karp specializes in refractive surgery such as LASIK and small-incision cataract surgery.

Eye Care Louisville area residents trust

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute was established in 1974 and the tradition of excellence has been carried on to the present day. Dr. R. Scott Hoffman, now a full partner in the practice, joined the team in 1998 following specialty training in corneal and external diseases. Dr Hoffman specializes in cataract and intraocular lens implantation surgery, corneal diseases and corneal transplantation. He also evaluates and treats medical disorders of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy.


Melvyn Koby, M.D. (emeritus)

Dr Melvyn Koby | Ophthalmologist Louisville KYDr. Melvyn M. Koby has announced that he has officially retired from the practice of ophthalmology as of January 1, 2013.

Dr. Koby, in paraphrasing his father's retirement remarks, stated, "It is with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, I find it’s time to tell my patients good-bye.” Dr. Koby further commented, "It has been a privilege to provide eye care for my many patients for over 43 years. I hope that each one will continue to support Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute by transferring care to one of our other excellent physicians. I am sure that all my past patients will continue to be well cared
for."

Dr. Koby has been a pioneer and innovator in Ophthalmology in the Louisville area. After spending time in Russia with Professor Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the inventor of Radial Keratotomy, the predecessor to what is now known as LASIK, Dr. Koby was the first to bring that technology back to the Louisville area in the early 1980's.

In addition, Dr Koby was the first Ophthalmologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to insert an intraocular lens during cataract surgery, which was the earliest version of the procedure that is done today.

Growing up in Louisville where he graduated from Atherton High school in 1956, Dr. Koby worked as a clerk in his father's drug store, Koby Drug Company, at 2nd and Chestnut.

After earning a BA in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, Dr Koby attended University of Louisville Medical School where he became intrigued by the function and design of the human eye. He interned at Barnes Hospital, at Washington University, In St. Louis. After two years in Internal Medicine training at Barnes Hospital he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam War. He then returned to the prestigious Barnes Hospital to complete his Ophthalmology residency in 1971.

Dr. Koby started his practice in August 1971 in the Heyburn Building at Fourth and Broadway. Three years later, Dr. David Karp finished his residency and started practicing with him and would later become his partner. In 1976 they opened Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in the Suburban Medical Plaza. In 1986 they moved the practice to their current location in the DuPont Surgery Center in DuPont Circle.

The doctors of Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute are proud to honor Dr. Melvyn M. Koby's 43 years of distinguished service in the field of ophthalmology and wish him many enjoyable years of retirement.


David Karp, M.D.


Dr. David Karp has been in the private practice of Ophthalmology in Louisville since 1974. As a co-founder of the Doctors Eye Institute, he has maintained a tradition of unparalleled excellence in the region. He completed residency training at the University of Wisconsin following medical school at the University of Louisville. Specialty interests include small incision cataract and implant procedures, refractive surgery such as LASIK and PRK and an active interest in glaucoma treatment, with research experience for several pharmaceutical companies. He began performing refractive procedures in the 1970's, and after thousands of procedures maintains an active practice, currently focusing on refractive and cataract procedures.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Jefferson County Medical Association
  • American Intraocular Implant Society
  • Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Karp is available for examination, management and treatment of all eye conditions, performing general eye examinations and specialty care in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery.


R. Scott Hoffman, M.D.


Dr. R. Scott Hoffman joined Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in 1998 following fellowship training in the specialty of cornea and external diseases at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. As a graduate of the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky School of Medicine, he completed residency training at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. His subspecialty interests include management of corneal and anterior segment diseases of the eye, including small incision cataract and lens implant procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He also performs screening examinations and treats medical retina disorders such as diabetic retinopathy.

In 2008, Dr. Hoffman was named a full partner in Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Kentucky State Medical License

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Hoffman has extensive experience in many types of laser procedures including YAG laser capsulotomies and argon laser treatments for retinal diseases and glaucoma. As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, he is available for consultation, examinations and treatment of all forms of ocular disease.


Albert Smolyar, M.D.


Dr. Albert Smolyar joined Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in July 2006.

Dr. Smolyar completed his residency in Ophthalmology at University of Louisville Hospital in June 2006. Previously, Dr. Smolyar practiced as an eye surgeon in Israel. In addition to general ophthalmology, his experience includes the most advanced techniques in cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and surgery of eyelids. He is fellowship trained in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Smolyar is a clinical assistant professor at University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

In 2009, Dr. Smolyar was named a full partner in Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute.

Dr. Smolyar welcomes new patients. Call 502.897.1604 for an appointment.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Kentucky State Medical License
  • Indiana State Medical License

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Jefferson County Medical Association


Connie Meredith, M.D.

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute proudly welcomes Connie L. Meredith, MD to our staff or ophthalmologists. Dr. Meredith joins Koby Karp after 13 years with Eye Physicians in Elizabethtown.

Dr. Meredith graduated from University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1994 with High Distinction and from the University of Louisville as a Medical Doctor in 1998 Summa Cum Laude. She spent a year as an intern at U of L hospital in Internal Medicine and the completed her residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Louisville.

As an undergraduate Dr. Meredith collaborated on a joint project with both the College of Engineering and School of Medicine on microsurgery and biomedical analysis of cellular membranes in septic shock.
Then, after a brief stint in chemical research for Eli Lilly Company Tippecanoe Laboratories, Dr. Meredith went into the practice of Ophthalmology with Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown (formerly Knight & Smith PSC) in Elizabethtown, KY from 2002 until 2015 when she joined Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute.
When not practicing Ophthalmology, Dr. Meredith enjoys gardening and being outdoors with her daughter.

Dr Meredith achieved certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2005 and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the Kentucky Medical Association.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Chris Stroud, O.D.


Dr. Chris Stroud joined Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in March 2006 after being in private practice in the Louisville area. Dr. Stroud graduated with a double major in Chemistry and Biology from Indiana University Southeast in the spring of 2000. After graduation, Dr. Stroud earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN, in the Fall of 2004.

Dr. Stroud was born in New Albany, IN and lived in Georgetown, IN until going to Bloomington for school. He is delighted to be back in the Louisville area because of strong local roots with friends and family. His hobbies include hiking, traveling, and playing with his kids.

Dr. Stroud is available for appointments with an extended evening schedule on Mondays.

Professional Certifications

  • National Board of Optometry
  • Kentucky State Board of Optometry
  • Indiana State Board of Optometry

Professional Affiliations:

  • Kentucky Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association

 

 

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