Laser Cataract Surgery

For years patients have known we do great things with lasers. But, cataract surgery is easier now and the results are great.  They made the assumption that we used lasers for cataract surgery rather than phacoemulsification with ultrasound.  Ultrasound is what has made the big change.     Industry took advantage of this misperception.  Alcon… Read More »

Dr. Taustine’s campaign for eye protection pays off!

The sights and sounds of Fall in Louisville include leaves changing, high school football, and field hockey. One thing has now changed. The field hockey players are wearing protection for their faces and eyes! Field hockey is a sport with heavy sticks being swung at close range to other players and a similarly heavy ball… Read More »

Five Things You Should Know When Considering LASIK

1). LASIK has the ability to reduce or even eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses 2). LASIK has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients, due to the short recovery time and fewer side effects than other methods of vision correction. In fact, most LASIK patients notice a significant improvement in… Read More »

Two Truths and a Myth: Cataract Surgery

TRUTH: There is currently no medical treatment to cure, reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, the only one way to achieve clear vision again is through cataract surgery. TRUTH: Cataracts can occur in anyone at any age, but are much more likely to occur in people over the age of 60.… Read More »

Two Truths and a Myth: LASIK Surgery

TRUTH: LASIK has the ability to reduce or even eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses TRUTH: The FDA recognizes LASIK as proven, safe and effective. But, that is not to imply complications cannot occur. As with every surgical procedure, there are risks. MYTH: All eyes respond exactly the same after LASIK. Everyone… Read More »

Dr. Taustine performed his first iStent procedure!

The doctors at the Taustine Eye Center are always adopting new procedures for advanced diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders. We offer the most up-to-date technologies available for cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, LASIK, and macular degeneration.  You have probably heard of a Stent for your heart. Well, Dr. Taustine just performed his first… Read More »

Taustine Eye Seminar

This weekend the doctors at the Taustine Eye Center participated in a terrific Fall Seminar. The meeting was attended by Optometrists from around Kentuckiana. During the first hour, an Ophthalmologist from Houston, Dr. Onofrey, lectured on Diagnostic Challenges in eye care. The second hour Dr. Taustine, Dr. Kritchman, and Dr. Sulkowski led a seminar titled, “Medical Update.” Our… Read More »

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 »