What are flashes and floaters, and are they normal?

When patients start noticing flashing and floaters in their vision, they may be unsure as to what has occurred. Louisville, KY area patients might not know if these flashes and floaters are detrimental to their eyes health and their vision. This is why the associates at The Eye Care Institute encourage patients to visit the …

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Dry Eyes

Medications Contributing to Dry Eye Disease:   Acne medications including Accutane Beta Blockers for hypertension including Inderal and Lopressor Thiazide diuretics for hypertension such as hydrochlorothiazide Antihistamines such as Benadryl Decongestants such as Sudafed Hormone Replacement Therapy medications include many drugs which have been shown as causes of Dry Eye Disease Tricyclic Antidepressants including Elavil …

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Patient Registration Kiosks – 6 Months Later

You have seen kiosks at the airport, Panera, McDonald’s and other physician offices. Now, we have them, too. Here is what we have learned after 6 months of use: Most patients are satisfied with the kiosk system. Over 99% use the kiosks and almost 33% of our patients complete some of the registration at home …

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Study Shows CBD Oil Increases Leading Indicator of Glaucoma While THC Decreases It

Glaucoma is a complex condition which is often, but not always, accompanied by elevated eye pressure. Frequently, increased eye pressure is associated with glaucoma while lower eye pressure is not. For this trial, researchers use rats (a common scientific method) to test CBD (the component of cannabis that does not cause a “high”). The research …

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10 Ways to Master Your Eye Health

While it’s true that the risk of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts increase as we age, we can take preventative steps to help ensure that our eyes remain healthy for years to come. Consider adopting these 10 eye-healthy habits: 1. Get Regular Exams Because eye health is an indicator of overall …

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The Eye Care Institute
1536 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: (502) 589-1500
Fax: 502-589-1556
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Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Exams: Mon - Fri: 7:50AM - 3:50PM
Medical Emergency Answering Service 24/7

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