Thursday, October 30, 2014

How Diabetes can be deteced in eye exams.

Christopher Stroud,OD

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

I see patients every day for diabetic eye exams. It is great that they are coming in for these exams, but I find that most of them don’t understand WHY they need yearly eye exams.

High blood sugar weakens the smallest blood vessels in our body (capillaries) by weakening the wall structure. When the wall structure weakens it causes very small breaks or leaks. Although these changes happen all over the body, I can actually look in the back of the eye and see these changes.If these are seen it usually means that the blood sugar has been running a little high for a few months at a minimum. These small leaks can usually resolve on their own if the blood sugar control is improved.

If blood sugar is uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, the probability of complications continues to go up as time passes. Some of these problems include death of retinal tissue, hemorrhage into the eye, and retinal detachments. All of these more serious problems require some sort of surgical intervention or treatment and can cause permanent loss of vision in the effected eye. 

The take home point is that taking care of high blood sugar levels associated with Diabetes helps to avoid complications. The sooner this is done, the better the visual outcome is long term.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How to give LASIK for Christmas

Lots of people think that the most fun about Christmas presents is the surprise element. That's the whole reason we wrap them, shake them, try to guess what's in them.
So if you'd like to really surprise a special someone on  your list, we have a suggestion for a gift that can give them pleasure for a lifetime!
This Christmas give someone you love the gift of LASIK. We offer a LASIK gift certificate that includes a Holiday gift bag and card that's ready to put under the Christmas Tree!
We make it easy for gift givers with three special no-interest finance plans that make giving LASIK for Christmas affordable for you. And here's another Christmas bonus - we have a 20% discount coupon on our website that you can use for you LASIK Christmas gift! 
Call (502) 897-1604 or come in for complete details from one of our Santa's helpers.
Angie received the gift of LASIK for Christmas. She says having LASIK at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is one of the best things she has ever done! Listen to her story about how she received LASIK for Christmas.


If you want to know more about LASIK at Koby Karp, click here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Louisville area LASIK testimonials

Thinking about LASIK? Perhaps seeing some video testimonials of others who have had LASIK will help you decide. Some of our patients had different visual problems and conditions before they had the procedure. One of them may be similar to your situation. 

Click on the photo above to watch Chris tell of his LASIK experience and his rewarding outcome. You can also visit our Koby Karp LASIK Page and view more testimonials that detail other patients' individual situations. It can help you decided whether having LASIK at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is the right choice for you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LASIK Questions Answered

David W. Karp, MD
Alber E. Smolyar, MD
Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is the leader in LASIK and laser vision correction in the Louisville area.  And due to advances in equipment technology as well as improvements in the procedural techniques LASIK has become even more popular as it continues to allow patients to become glasses-free.  Doctors David Karp and Albert Smolyar of Doctors Eye Institute have been performing LASIK for years and are known for delivering excellent visual outcomes.

If you’re considering LASIK for safe and effective vision correction, you probably have questions about the recovery process. It will likely take a few days or so for your vision to stabilize after LASIK surgery, but you will likely notice almost immediate improvement.

Visual acuity improves dramatically within the first 24 hours in most cases.  In fact,  the day following the procedure the majority of our patients can drive without glasses when they return the next day to see the LASIK surgeon for a postoperative check of vision and healing progress!

The complete post-LASIK healing process typically takes several weeks. During this time it is not unusual to experience a degree of sensitivity to light,  fluctuating vision, glare or halos around light. Also, most people experience some degree of dry eye condition immediately after LASIK. This common side effect can last several weeks or even months after vision correction surgery. 

General guidelines immediately after LASIK include:
  • Do not rub your eyes.
  • Do not wear eye makeup or apply skin lotions near your eyes.
  • Do not swim or use a hot tub.
  • Avoid strenuous activity or contact sports.
  • Contact your eye doctor immediately if you develop new, unusual or worsening symptoms.
  • Use all prescription medicines and artificial tears as directed.
In the video below, Dr. Karp explains the entire LASIK procedure and answers many questions on the topic.

If you are interested in LASIK in Louisville please call Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute at (502) 897-1604. You can also reach us by using the “Contact Us” button on our website main page.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Best Ophthalmologist in Louisvillle

When people search the internet, they often use the word "best" in whatever category they are interested.

Web searchers might type in "best ophthalmologist in Louisville", "best LASIK in Louisville" or "best Cataract surgery in Louisville".
The question is: can any ophthalmologist, LASIK surgeon or cataract surgeon rightfully claim to be the best?

Fortunately the Louisville area is blessed to have several outstanding ophthalmology practices featuring some of this area's most accomplished Doctors of Ophthalmology.
So where does Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute rank in the standings?
We have been pioneers in eye care in the Louisville area for over 40 years. As one of the first to offer refractive surgery and the first to insert intraocular lenses following cataract surgery, we continue to be in the forefront of Ophthalmic technology. Our doctors offer our exceptional expertise in comprehensive eye care, the treatment of eye diseases and outpatient eye procedures.In fact, our own Dr. Scott Hoffman, was voted by his peers to be one of the Top Ten Ophthalmologists in the August 2014 issue of Louisville Magazine. And Dr. Albert Smolyar recently received a Vitals Award Top Ten Doctor Award from based on collective patient ratings and reviews of their doctors.
It's not a matter of us being the best, it is a matter of you getting the best eye care for your eyes. And that is precisely what we believe we continue to deliver.

So, if we say that you get the best eye care from us, that would simply mean that it is our opinion that "nobody does it better".  And we do have a right to our opinion.
At Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute our goal is to help you see the best you can possibly see. To learn more about us click here.