The Kentucky Eye Institute blog explores a variety of eye health and eye care topics.
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
While undergoing any surgery can be scary, there is a common myth that cataract surgery is a dangerous and time-consuming procedure. This belief causes many people who are in need of such surgery to put it off, worsening their vision over time. Kentucky Eye Institute...read more
November is recognized as National Diabetes Month in the United States, and it is a time when communities across the country bring attention to a disease that impacts millions of Americans. This month we sat down with Dr. Evans to talk more about National Diabetes...read more
When looking for an eye doctor, one important consideration is the type of doctor you need. There are two types of eye doctors: optometrists and ophthalmologists. To start, an optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. They...read more
Cataracts, a common eye disease affecting roughly 60 percent of individuals over the age of 60, are a condition many young adults may not be aware of. However, cataracts do not only affect senior citizens. Knowledge of a cataracts progression can help you recognize...read more
With a total solar eclipse quickly approaching--it's August 21st--it’s important to know how to protect your eyes in order to safely enjoy the eclipse. It is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays, even if the sun is partly obscured. So...read more
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