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What are the latest advances in contact lenses?

New Contact Lens Technology Reduces Dry Eye Discomfort

Dryness is one of the major reasons 45 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. suffer discomfort from their contact lenses. But taking advantage of newer contact lens technologies can actually lead to successful, comfortable contact lens wear!  Now, the newest contact lens from Bausch + Lomb® is made from a high oxygen material that is infused with ocular surface moisturizers making it one of the most comfortable contact lenses available today! Bausch + Lomb’s InfuseTM contact lens gets its name from those lubricating ingredients that are infused into the lens and released onto the eye throughout the day.  These ingredients provide a continuous reduction of contact lens dehydration to keep vision clear and eyes healthy and comfortable.

What are the advantages to the contact lens patient?

Bausch + Lomb®’s InfuseTM material with infused lubricating-releasing ingredients resist moisture loss.  Contact lens related discomfort from dryness is significantly reduced.  Improved vision, comfort and health can be achieved from current wearers dissatisfied with their older technology contact lenses.  Additionally, those patients that discontinued contact lens wear due to dryness may find this new technology allows them to successfully return to comfortable contact lens wear.

- James A. Muse, O.D.

"What are the latest advances in glaucoma treatments?"

New medications and Micro Invasive Glaucoma surgery (MIGs). The new medications have improved efficacy, and are easier to use.

The MIGs are the latest advancement in management of mild to moderate and even advanced glaucoma. These are a group of procedures that can be done for glaucoma or in combination with cataract surgery. There many different kinds of procedures, including iStents and other devices implanted to bypass blocks and hold the drainage system open. The “roto router” like procedures like iTrack and OMNI systems are able clean and enlarge the drainage system.

"What are the advantages to the glaucoma patient?"

These new innovations in glaucoma can reduce the requirement for medication thereby saving the patient money. They allow for more sustained treatment 24-7, 365 days of the year. The removal or reduction of medication use is a gamechanger for those with busy lifestyles and people who need assistance for medication administration.

- Nandini Menon, MD

"What's the most exciting advance in cataract surgery so far?"

2.2 mm micro-incisions and the Multi-focal lens implants such as ReSTOR and CRYSTALENS.The laser assisted cataract surgery and advanced technology lenses like the Toric Panoptix and Vivity lenses

"What advantage does that offer the cataract patient?”

Smaller incisions for cataract surgery mean shorter healing time and more rapid vision recovery for most patients. 2.2 mm micro incisions with new ultrasound equipment for cataract surgery may also reduce the chance of rare but serious infections.

The new Multi-focal lens implants allow patients who are good candidates the opportunity to enjoy good distance and reading vision with minimal or no need for glasses following the cataract procedure.

Laser assisted surgery helps correct the astigmatism, improves the accuracy of the surgery and vision. The newer advanced technology lenses like the Vivity offer multifocality with improved night vision. to people with previous laser vision correction (LASIK/ PRK) and even RK. These newer intraocular lenses provide options for people with diabetes, glaucoma and even some retinal problems to achieve more independence from spectacles.

- Nandini Menon, MD

"What's the most exciting advance in cataract surgery so far?"

2.2 mm micro-incisions and the Multi-focal lens implants such as ReSTOR and CRYSTALENS

"What does that mean to the cataract patient?"

Smaller incisions for cataract surgery means shorter healing time and more rapid vision recovery for most patients. 2.2 mm micro incisions with new ultrasound equipment for cataract surgery may also reduce the chance of rare but serious infections.

The new Multi-focal lens implants allow patients who are good candidates the opportunity to enjoy good distance and reading vision with minimal or no need for glasses following the cataract procedure.

R. Scott Hoffman, M.D.

"What is the most exciting advance in contact lenses so far?"

Silicone Hydrogel lens material for contact lenses. This allows up to 8 times more oxygen through the lenses than previous lens materials.

"What does that mean to the contact lens wearer?"

Throughout the course of the day you get significantly more oxygen to the cornea often translating into a more comfortable wearing experience with less end-of-the-day dryness and redness. Our patients love them!

- James A. Muse, O.D.

Dr. Menon Volunteers for #LouVax

We would like to give a shout out to our own Dr. Nandini Menon for volunteering her time on Friday, March 12th 2021 to help at the #LouVax Broadbent Arena Drive-thru vaccination center.

The impressive feat of coordination and service is thanks to all the volunteers who are making this event a success and  #kyproud #LOUstrong.  Please sign up as a volunteer, using clicking here.

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You don’t need medical training, there are lots of non medical roles for you to help make this machine run smoothly and give back to this wonderful city.

If you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet, please click here to check your eligibility and get your appointment for the vaccine at one of the various locations.

DEI Doctors make LASIK available to almost everyone.

The Doctors at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute have discovered the perfect way to make the LASIK procedure available to a wider spectrum of people in the Louisville/Kentuckiana area.

In the past, LASIK was performed mostly on people who had no problem affording it. But now, by offering a 20% discount coupon coupled with a 24 month, no- interest finance plan, the doctors at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute can now offer the complete LASIK procedure for only $105 per month with only a small 10% down payment.

This means that more and more people who could not afford LASIK in the past will now have this alternate LASIK Super- Plan option.

"We're excited that so many people are taking advantage of this new option," stated Dr. David Karp. This means that so many patients who could not afford LASIK in the past, can now enjoy freedom from glasses and contact lenses."

The Doctors at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute are inviting all those who are considering LASIK to come in for a free LASIK evaluation to find out if they are suitable candidates for the LASIK or PRK procedure. Dr. Karp also said, "If they'll call us at 502.897.1604 we can set up a consultation appointment for them."

Dr. Hoffman named "Top Doc" Again!

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Congratulations to our own Dr. Scott Hoffman for being selected by his peers for the Louisville Magazine 2017 "Top Docs Award". Dr. Hoffman also won this prestigious award in 2016.

The award is based on the results of a survey of local Louisville area doctors. To rate the physicians, Louisville Magazine arranged for questionnaires to be mailed to the 2,000-plus members of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. The survey asked: "If you or a member of your family were in need of medical care or treatment, who among the Louisville area doctors would you choose to provide medical care in the following specialties?" Specialties included the Ophthalmology category for which Dr. Hoffman was voted one of the Louisville Area's "Top Docs"!

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