The Kentucky Eye Institute blog explores a variety of eye health and eye care topics.
Diabetes and Eye Health Did you know that having diabetes can affect your eyesight? If you do have diabetes, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure that you are staying ahead of potential eye problems before they occur. One way to do this is scheduling...read more
Could You be Experiencing Night blindness? If you’ve ever struggled to clearly see when driving at night or even when you’re in a poorly-lit room, you could possibly be experiencing night blindness. Night blindness, also known as Nyctalopia, is not a disease in itself...read more
With August in full swing, you’re probably helping your kids gear up for back to school, buying school supplies and making sure they have everything to start the year off right. There is one important thing you may be forgetting about though – your child’s eye health!...read more
At Kentucky Eye Institute we have many great eye doctors and ophthalmologists on staff who help treat a number of eye related issues. This month we sat down with Dr. William Curtis, MD, to learn more about his life and what inspired him to become an...read more
At Kentucky Eye Institute, this Mother’s Day we want to say a special thank you to the women who have taken on the role of raising and loving us. We appreciate everything you have done for us and we take this day to honor the patients, staff members, and the women who...read more
Many people, especially those who are older, will develop cataracts in their lifetime. A cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye that causes blurry vision. They are formed when proteins in the lens clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens....read more
Spring is finally here, but with spring comes allergies. The changing of seasons causes many people to experience symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery, red or dry eyes. These symptoms are irritating, but what can you do to prevent them? Here are...read more
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathic medicine who specializes in eye and vision care. Like optometrists, ophthalmologists can perform eye examinations and write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contacts. Additionally, ophthalmologists are...read more
This month we sat down with our very own leader and pioneer in the field of Dry Eye disease, Paul Karpecki OD, FAAO, Director of Corneal Services at the Kentucky Eye Institute, to talk more about Ocular Surface Disease, commonly known as dry eye. Ocular redness is a...read more
Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly and painlessly steals away your sight. Glaucoma is called the “silent” or “sneak thief” of sight because it has no symptoms. However, it is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, and half of the people who...read more
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