Friday, April 17, 2009

Eye Institute

People often use the search term "eye institute" when surfing the internet. Sometimes it's because they are searching for our website www.doctorseyeinstitue.net

What they may not know is that there is a very good reason that those words "eye institute" were selected to be a part of our name. You see, Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is more than an Ophthalmology practice alone. It is also a center for ophthalmology research.

Our doctors have participated in clinical research for more than 30 years. They have helped develop many of the glaucoma medications currently prescribed for the treatment of glaucoma. Our involvement in clinical trials enables our doctors to provide patients with the newest and most predictable forms of treatment even before FDA approval. We have, for instance, been able to reduce the number of drips required to control intraocular pressures from as many as four to only one, by testing combination therapies and longer lasting medications.

Being a part of the research and development of better, more efficient ways to improve your vision is a most rewarding facet of Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute.

Doctors Eye Institute

Doctors Eye Institute is an often used search term that currently being used on the internet. We believe that Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute should be at the top of the list because we are one of the foremost Ophthalmology practices in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area specializing in LASIK and other refractive surgeries.

Furthermore, we were the first to radial keratotomy some consider to be the grandfather of today’s LASIK procedure. So, we have the experience and expertise to provide the LASIK at its best. Go to our website to learn more:

http://www.doctorseyeinstitute.net

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dry Eye Products

These are some of he latest prescription medicines for treating Dry Eye condition. Product website links are available at the bottom of this blog page or by clicking on the appropriate product picture or company logo.

RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® did not increase tear production in patients using topical steroid drops or tear duct plugs.


Bausch & Lomb Advanced Eye Relief™ Dry Eye Environmental Lubricant Eye Drops
Advanced Eye Relief Dry Eye Environmental Lubricant Eye Drops provide instant moisture for dry and irritated eyes. The fast-acting cooling and soothing effect eliminates eye discomfort. Dry Eye Environmental Drops provide relief from exposure to the wind or sun outdoors, air conditioning or low humidity indoors, or prolonged computer use can irritate eyes.



How Thera Tears can help
An 18-year research program, sponsored by the National Eye Institute, and directed by an eye physician focused on one goal: to develop a profound understanding of dry eye, and effective treatment. The result: a collection of treatment breakthroughs now available under the TheraTears brand .

Which Thera Tears is right for you?TheraTears brand provides a comprehensive, science-based solution to your dry eye problem.TheraTears brand includes a range of topical drops for dry eye, an omega-3 nutritional supplement for eye comfort, and a gentle & effective eyelid cleanser.


SYSTANE® ULTRA Lubricant Eye Drops offers high performance dry eye therapy with extended protection and immediate comfort.

SYSTANE® Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops, in convenient single-use vials, is recommended for dry eye patients with sensitive eyes.

SYSTANE® Lubricant Eye Drops helps protect your eyes from dry eye and keeps them lubricated throughout the day.

SYSTANE® NIGHTTIME Lubricant Eye Ointment offers overnight relief from the symptoms of dry eye, providing protection and comfort while you rest.



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cataract Surgery Louisville

New breakthroughs in lens technology allow patients who have cataract surgery to choose a multi-focal lens instead of a single focus lens that often requires some patients to continue to wear glasses. The new multi-focal lenses, however, can often virtually eliminate the need for glasses.

Still other patients with multi-focal lenses will only need glasses when reading or doing close-up work.

This new multi-focal technology replaces the single-focus IOL’s (intraocular lenses) allowing for all ranges of vision: near, mid-range and distance.Drs. Melvyn Koby, David Karp, Scott Hoffman and Albert Smolyar are now making the multi-focal intraocular lenses available to their patients having cataract surgery.

Further good news is that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that they will now allow Medicare beneficiaries to choose these more expensive lenses as long as they pay for the extra cost themselves. Doctors and Medicare patients will have the freedom to select technology to treat cataracts that is consistent with the patient’s lifestyle.

Previously, the government paid most of the price of treatment, including surgery, insertion of a traditional intraocular lens, and one pair of eye glasses or contact lenses. Doctors were not allowed to exceed Medicare’s established price for the procedure or to ask patients to make up the difference for the multifocal lens. Medicare patients couldn’t pay extra for a better lens even if they wanted to. Now the rules have changed.
Cataract surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis using local or topical anesthesia. It is done when the patient’s daily visual needs require it.

During the procedure, the cloudy lens is removed from the eye. One method of cataract removal uses high frequency sound waves to gently break the cataract into tiny pieces. These pieces are then removed by delicate suction. Then the focusing power of the natural lens is restored by replacing it with a permanent intraocular lens implant.


There is more information plus video testimonials you cn find on our website by clicking
http://www.louisvillelaser.com/cataract.htm

Medicare Patients

Further good news is that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they will now allow Medicare beneficiaries to choose these more expensive lenses as long as they pay for the extra cost themselves. Doctors and Medicare patients will have the freedom to select technology to treat cataracts that is consistent with the patient’s lifestyle. Previously, the government paid most of the price of treatment, including surgery, insertion of a traditional intraocular lens, and one pair of eye glasses or contact lenses.

Doctors were not allowed to exceed Medicare’s established price for the procedure or to ask patients to make up the difference for the multifocal lens. Medicare patients couldn’t pay extra for a better lens even if they wanted to. Now the rules have changed.

You can read more about multifocal lenses on our website:
http://www.louisvillelaser.com/index.html