We are proud of our highly qualified and dedicated professional staff at KEI and of our commitment to consultative and surgical eye care. We recognize that the health of your eyes is of the utmost importance to your quality of life, and that of your family. We aim to serve you with the highest standard of care while you are in our hands. Please review our services below and call the office nearest you to make an appointment.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. Vision through eyes with cataracts is like looking through a foggy window or piece of wax paper. Cataracts are very common, affecting roughly 60% of people over the age of 60.
Modern cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes a half-hour or less and lets you get back to your normal activity level within a few days. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of your eye is removed and replaced with a clear lens implant.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) uses precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue to reshape the cornea, changing its’ focusing power.
Benefits to LASIK include fast visual recovery, limited post-operative discomfort, and a lowered incidence of glare and halos than some other refractive surgical procedures. It is very versatile and can treat both nearsightedness and farsightedness with or without astigmatism. Over 98% of people who have LASIK achieve somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without glasses or contact lenses.
The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula, which provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. Retinal disorders affect the macula, and in turn can affect your vision, with some being serious enough to cause blindness.
Retina services include treatments for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, vitreous detachment, and retinal tears and detachment. Please remember, if you are diabetic, it is important to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam every year to look for changes in the blood vessels of the retina.
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 have glaucoma don’t know that they have the disease and are not aware that they are going blind.
While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are effective treatments that can save your sight. If you have glaucoma, it is necessary to have regular follow-up visits to your eye doctor. It is important to have at least two or three visits every year.
Oculoplastic surgery includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. A common procedure is that which repairs droopy eyelids (ptosis). The surgery is called blepharoplasty and can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both.
Ocular Surface Disease
Ocular surface diseases are those which affect the surface of the cornea. These diseases include dry eye syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, allergies, chemical and thermal burns, and certain immunological conditions. They can severely affect eyesight and quality of life. Symptoms may include blurry vision, discomfort or pain, redness, itching, and in severe cases, blindness due to corneal scarring.
A refractive error means that the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in a blurred image. Some of these include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Refractive errors are diagnosed with a comprehensive dilated eye exam and are treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery.
While eyeglasses, eyewear, and contact lenses are not a main focus of our practice, we do offer a selection of adult and children’s frames, sunglasses and basic as well as premium lenses to provide something for every need and every pocketbook. Our services include free frame adjustments, complimentary cleaning, and simple repairs.
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The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. If you are seeking vision care services in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, you have come to the right place. Kentucky Eye Institute has locations throughout Kentucky to make access to eye care more convenient. Our doctors are dedicated to creating the best possible outcomes. We are here for you!
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