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Studying long term benefits of the iStent

A couple of months ago Dr. Taustine performed his first iStent procedure. While you have probably heard of a stent for your heart, this procedure is used to treat Glaucoma. The iStent is safely implanted during cataract surgery and improves your eye’s natural fluid outflow to safely lower eye pressure. Did you know the iStent… Read More »

Diabetes Awareness Month

We would like to remind all readers that November is American Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that there are 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes? Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20 to 74 years old. So, ophthalmologists around the country are urging Americans to take extra steps… Read More »

Dr. Hurt returns to Haiti

Since November 2005, Dr. Hurt has been making a yearly medical mission trip to Haiti. Haiti is a Caribbean country east of Cuba.  It shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Dr. Hurt started going to Haiti with a group of local doctors through his Faith Community Church in New Albany. While in… Read More »

Glaucoma Research Trial

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension? Are you on multiple glaucoma medications? You may qualify to take part in a clinical research study to evaluate an investigational eye medication that may help to decrease your eye pressure. If you are at least 18 years of age or older… Read More »

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Did you know that April is Sports Eye Safety Month? Thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. Please check out the American Academy of Ophthalmology article below as 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable by wearing protective eye wear! You’ll especially want to check out their sight-saving tips and their terrific Sports… Read More »

Our condolences

We are saddened to report that the Taustine Eye Center has lost a member of our family. Tina will be dearly missed by her friends and family. She was the spice in our Madison, Indiana Office.   In loving memory of Tina Harrod (Image via Flora Queen)

June is National Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know that Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States? June is Cataract Awareness Month, so please read this blog carefully. According to Prevent Blindness America’s Vision Problems in the U.S. report, more than 22.3 million Americans have cataracts. A cataract occurs when proteins clump together in… Read More »

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

It’s that time of year again. The Fourth of July holiday is approaching. The day where we celebrate America’s independence also means pool parties, cookouts, vacation time, and oh yes–millions of Americans setting off fireworks. While this day is usually full of fun times, it can actually be a quite dangerous holiday. Although, many American… Read More »

Ways To Help Seniors with Low Vision Maintain Their Independence

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), an estimated 2.9 million Americans have low vision, which makes it difficult or impossible for them to do such activities as reading, watching television, putting on makeup, doing a crossword puzzle, or making a phone call. These are probably activities that many of us take for granted.… Read More »

Congrats to Dr. Taustine!!

Have you received your August issue of LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE? We are excited to announce that our very own, DR. TAUSTINE, has been voted as a 2014 Top Surgeon in the LASIK AND CATARACT surgery category! What makes this award even more outstanding is the award winners are chosen by their peers. Congrats Dr. T!! We… Read More »