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Clear Lens Extraction

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June 9, 2017

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


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


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

By editor
March 7, 2017

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. James A. Muse, O.D.. of Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, "Common causes ... read more


Snow Blindness is Real

By editor
February 4, 2016

Yes, there truly is such as thing as snow blindness. In fact, in the world of ophthalmology, it is known as Photokeratitis. It also may be referred to by several other terms including arc eye, welder's flash, bake eyes, corneal flash, niphablepsia, or (if you don't like that one, how about) keratoconjunctivitis photoelectrica. Say that ... read more


What is Right to Sight?

By editor
January 13, 2016

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is the first ophthalmology practice in the region to develop a complete program that specifically focuses on the vision needs of senior citizens. We understand that seniors may have special needs concerning eye care. The Right to Sight program addresses all aspects of quality eye care including transportation, educational programs, ... read more


How to give LASIK for Christmas

By editor
December 14, 2015

Lots of people think that the most fun about Christmas presents is the surprise element. That's the whole reason we wrap them, shake them, try to guess what's in them. So if you'd like to really surprise a special someone on your list, we have a suggestion for a gift that can give them pleasure ... read more


How Diabetes can be detected in an eye exam

By editor
November 19, 2015

November is Diabetes Awareness Month 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


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


Most Advanced Cataract Surgery

By editor
August 10, 2015

How Laser makes it even better Over the last few years there has been an innovation in the use of lasers during cataract surgery. To understand how this changes surgery you must first understand non-laser cataract surgery. CURRENT SURGERY The first step is to make a few small incisions with a blade so that the ... read more


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