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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


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


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


Effective glaucoma treatment available to you.

By editor
January 7, 2015

The term "glaucoma" refers to a group of diseases, not a single disease. It is not easy to define the term precisely as it is not as simple as "high pressure" in the eye. The underlying problem is gradual death of nerve cells in the optic nerve or the at least the potential for this ... 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


Good candidate for LASIK?

By editor
November 19, 2014

Are you tired of wearing contact lenses? Have you been thinking about LASIK and wondering if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery? Perhaps you want to get rid of your contact lenses and/or glasses. You're not sure you want to talk with an eye doctor just yet, but you have some questions about LASIK. Well, here's a ... read more


Thinking about LASIK?

By editor
October 20, 2014

Thinking about LASIK? Perhaps seeing some video testimonials of others who have had LASIK will help you decide. Some of our patients had different visual problems and conditions before they had the procedure. One of them may be similar to your situation. Click on the photo above to watch Chris tell of his LASIK experience ... read more


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