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Dr. Asim Piracha

Ophthalmology
Louisville, KY
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Louisville, KY

Address

4040 Dutchman's Lane, Louisville, KY
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Humana

Medicaid

United healthcare

Wellcare

About

Bio

A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Asim Piracha is the Medical Director at John-Kenyon American Eye Institute. He is a trained specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. He is also the Medical Director of NovaMed Surgery Center of New Albany, LLC. Dr. Piracha lectures at local, national and international conferences on advanced techniques in refractive, cataract and cornea transplant surgery. He is President of the American Board of Eye Surgery and is on the board of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He routinely publishes articles in ophthalmic trade journals and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Piracha graduated from West Virginia University’s School of Medicine with top honors and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society. He completed a highly-specialized residency at the University of Kentucky where he was selected Senior Chief Resident in ophthalmology. He completed his fellowship at the University of Minnesota where he specialized in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery. The governor recently appointed Dr. Piracha to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. Dr. Piracha is an associate professor at the University of Louisville’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He was named to the esteemed "40 Under 40” list by Business First of Louisville.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Yes: Tobramycin is an antibiotic that was prescribed to reduce the normal bacterial load of your eyelids and to reduce the inflammation that was present. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No, this is a myth: Crossing your eyes intentionally will not lead them to "sticking", but it can cause some accommodative spasm if done for a prolonged period of time (h... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
FDA approval is 18.: Fda approval is 18 years and a stable refraction (no significant changes over a year). Ideally 21 and older with a stable refraction.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Hydration and rest: This appearance is more common with dehydration and fatigue. The easiest treatment is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of water and non-caffeinate... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Cataracts, dry eyes: There are several causes night vision disturbances: dry eye, cataracts, change in glasses prescription, etc. The most common cause for halos at nigh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Blocked tear duct: The most common reason for constant tearing (epiphora) is a blocked tear duct. The tearing is usually asymmetric - worse in one eye than the other. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
A Vision Test: Pam (potential acuity measurement) is a vision test to determine the outcome of cataract surgery in patients with other eye conditions. The purpose is... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Pain: Abrasions are typically from trauma, foreign bodies, or even recurrent erosions with typically one eye involved, can be very painful, the vision can b... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No.: Lasik does not help optic atrophy. The goal of lasik is to correct any refractive error (i.e. Glasses or contacts), but the procedure does not correct... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Antihistamines work: I would start with an otc allergy medication to treat both conditions. If the conjunctivitis is not relieved with the oral medications, a topical all... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Lifestyle and meds: This is a very common condition. There are several treatment options that include oral medications, topical medications, environmental changes, and e... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Piracha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Piracha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

"40 Under 40" by Business First of Louisville

Affiliations

Baptist hospital east
Clark memorial hospital
Flaget memorial hospital
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