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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness month

  February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) awareness month. Seniors are at heightened risk for AMD, which is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. AMD is a disease of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is responsible for fine detail vision. Here are some tips to lower your risk… Read More »

NCAA tournament brings excitement to the Taustine Eye Center

(Image via Turner Sports) In Kentucky, when the calendar turns to March, excitement turns to an all-time high. Why you ask? ‘March Madness’ of course! ‘March Madness’ refers to the excitement surrounding the NCAA basketball tourament. It’s a 68-team field, who over the course of three weekends, compete to determine the National Championship in college… Read More »

The Taustine Eye Center welcomes Dr. Victor Neamtu

  The Taustine Eye Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Victor Neamtu to our practice. Dr. Neamtu is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina. He is particularly interested in ocular complications of diabetes and macular degeneration.  Dr. Neamtu graduated from the Speed School of Engineering at the University of… Read More »

Road to the Kentucky Derby

Today we decided to take a little break from discussing ophthalmology. Being an eye practice in the city of Louisville, no time of year is more exciting than these final few weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby (okay maybe basketball season is up there). Exciting events are taking place every weekend (Thunder Over Louisville,… Read More »

When is the Right Time to Have Cataract Surgery?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050. First let’s discuss what a cataract is in general. A cataract occurs when proteins clump together in the eye’s lens and interfere with light passing through to the retina.… Read More »

Did you know exercise also has benefits for your eyes?

The benefits of incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle is well-documented. Exercise can prevent excess weight gain, can help prevent or manage serious health problems, can be a great stress reliever, and can boost your energy. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends at least 150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity to prevent significant weight gain… Read More »

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Important safety tips this Fourth of July holiday

  It’s that time of year again. The Fourth of July holiday is here. 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 quite a dangerous holiday. Although, many American… Read More »

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KHSAA first in nation to approve softball safety change

(Image via Bob Pedecky | The Press Democrat) If you’re a follower of the Taustine Eye Center blog, then you might know that Dr. Taustine once didn’t quite see eye-to-eye with some safety rules in Kentucky high school sports. He had two daughters that played field hockey, one through college. For years he spent time… Read More »