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How Diabetics benefit from regular eye exams.

By editor
March 10, 2020

Some good advice for Diabetics. I see patients every day for diabetic eye exams. It is great that they are coming in for these exams, but I find that most of them don’t understand WHY they need yearly eye exams. High blood sugar weakens the smallest blood vessels in our body (capillaries) by weakening the ... read more


Cataract Surgery At It's Best!

By editor
June 26, 2019

....It’s one of the safest medical procedures, with 98-99% success rate.  It’s a 10-15 minute procedure that gives you back your bright, clear, colorful vision. Call it your ‘joie’ de vivre’. Cataract surgery brings the vision and lifestyle back whether it’s golf, crafts, hunting,  sports or sewing.  Now, with the laser assisted cataract surgery you ... read more


Welcome to our Family

By editor
June 26, 2019

                                                        Family attitude, family values. Some families do it a lot better than others do. They welcome new members in a way that makes them glad to be ... read more


Will I still have to wear glasses after cataract surgery?

By editor
June 26, 2019

  Vision correction after Cataract Surgery is typically achieved through the implantation of a permanent artificial intraocular lens. The implanted lens replaces the clouded lens which is known as a cataract. In most cases, those patients who have the traditional or monofocal type lens implanted will likely need glasses for reading or close up work. ... read more


Are there contact lenses that replace reading glasses?

By editor
June 26, 2019

A lot of patients ask if they can get contacts that would let them get rid of their reading glasses. For most people the answer is yes! Lenses like the Purevision Multifocal and the Air Optix Multifocal offer great vision in a very healthy lens material. And here's another suggestion: some patients who naturally have ... read more


Eye allergies and itchy eyes

By editor
June 26, 2019

Almost everyone wants to be number one. But sometimes being number one is not a good thing.  It has been reported that the Louisville area is the top "Allergy Hot Spot" in America. So, here are some ways that you can help reduce the amount your eyes itch. 1) Don't sleep in your contacts!  If the ... read more


LASIK questions answered

By editor
June 26, 2019

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is the leader in LASIK and laser vision correction in the Louisville area. And due to advances in equipment technology as well as improvements in the procedural techniques LASIK has become even more popular as it continues to allow patients to become glasses-free. Doctors David Karp and Albert Smolyar of ... read more


How $495 LASIK becomes bait and switch.

By editor
June 18, 2019

Often, one of the first questions we get asked about LASIK surgery is, "How much does it cost?" That may be why we keep seeing ads offering $495 or even $695 LASIK surgery. It's hard to believe they still run them, but they do. And you may have thought about investigating further to see if these ads are legitimate.  ... 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


Best Eye Drops to Help Your Dry Eyes

By editor
June 27, 2017

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 symptoms can be helped by using drops ... read more


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