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Dr. Tim Conrad

Ophthalmology
Louisville, KY
35 years experience male

Locations

Conrad Eye Centers

New Albany, IN

Address

1919 State Street, Suite 210, New Albany, IN
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Conrad Eye Centers

Louisville, KY

About

Bio

Trained at Duke University, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Center at the University of Louisville, Dr. Conrad is committed to providing a personal comprehensive approach to eye care. Dr. Tim Conrad was born in 1960 in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent his adolescent years in nearby Palmyra, Indiana. After graduating at the top of his high school class, he attended Purdue University on full scholarship where he achieved a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. From there he worked with Marathon Oil Company in Ohio for four years writing and developing analytical software. In 1987 Dr. Conrad matriculated at Duke University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top medical schools. Dr. Conrad excelled at Duke, receiving many honors and doing original collaborative research on corneal neovascularization (abnormal blood vessel growth in the front part of the eye) which yielded a new system for measuring blood vessel growth. In 1991 he was named a Scholar in Pathology and attained his M.D. degree. After Duke, Dr. Conrad trained in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and returned to Louisville to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Center at the University of Louisville. Upon completion he started Conrad Eye Centers to provide surgical, medical, and routine eye care to the Louisville area. Dr. Conrad is double board certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the Kentucky Medical Association and the Indiana State Medical Association. Dr. Conrad lives in Louisville with his wife Margaret raising their five children, Joe, Laurie, Julie, David, and Ginny. Dr. Conrad is an active community member participating in many medical interests, Boy Scouts of America, and other local organizations. He has been featured on multiple radio shows and is considered an expert in ophthalmology.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery

Licenses

United States: Indiana

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
See Eye MD: If artificial tears are not helping, then you may need more treatment, or you may have another eye problem. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pinguecula: This is likely a pinquecula which is a benign pink to yellow elevation on the white part of the eye near the colored part. It is caused by sun exposu... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dry eyes: Try putting in some artificial tears into your eyes a few minutes before taking out your contacts.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: These vitamins do not cause weight changes.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: The iris does not heal but can be repaired surgically in some cases.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Blepharitis: Most likely you have blepharitis. See an ophthalmologist for management of this chronic condition.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many possible causes: The number of disorders that cause blurred vision is too numerous to list. An eye exam can determine why your vision is blurred.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
They include: increased risk or worsening of infection, increased intraocular pressure and formation of cataracts. Steroid eye drops should only be used under the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably not: Disability is based on your vision with the best correction available. Assuming that you can see okay with the glasses, then you are not disabled.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: If it got worse, surgery could help make your eyes straighter.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Do not use old eye drops. Throw them away.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Did you see an ophthalmologist? You can treat dry eyes with over the counter artificial tears. If this is not adequate, then an evaluation is approp... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
It doesn't: When something is absent, there is no feeling of it.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: If you have double vision when you don't wear your glasses with prism, then you will have it with contact lenses. If double vision is not a problem f... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Eye color is complex, but blending of colors rarely occurs. The main eye color (blue or brown) follows mendelian genetics with brown as dominant. Th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
See doctor: Bulging eyes can be normal in some people, but they can also be due to disease, particularly thyroid eye disease. See an ophthalmologist or oculoplas... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Take them out: If the burning does not end in a day, see the eye doctor.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Using your eyes will not exacerbate the uveitis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
See eye doc: Dilation is done to evaluate the internal structures of the eye by an eye doctor. They use eye drops to do this. The drops are not available to the... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Nystagmus: You may be describing nystagmus which is an uncontrolled movement of the eyes, usually symmetric and often with a fast and slow component. There are ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Circulation: If you press hard enough on the eye, you will stop the blood flow to the eye. This will cause the vision to darken briefly. I suggest not rubbing y... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Maybe normal: Many people have one eye that is sees better than the other. However if this is a change for you, then please make an appointment with an ophthalmolo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: if it resolves with your glasses on. If not, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Macular degeneration has a number of risk factors associated with it, but most of these are also common in older people.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
This class of: drugs is called mydriatic agents. There are a number of drugs in this class including atropine and its derivatives and sympathomimetic drugs like epi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Oscillopsia: Shaking vision, or oscillopsia, can be caused by shaking eyes. This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist or neurologist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: They must be removed surgically. It is a small office procedure to do it.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: It is your eye that is the problem. Call your eye doctor.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Maybe your eye: Your contacts may be okay but your eye is not. Stop you contacts for a few days and see if this helps. If not, visit your eye doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Your eyes are dry: You produce tears when yawning. This will improve your vision if your eyes were dry to start with. Try some artificial tears and see if this helps.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Contact dermatitis will get better on its own but topical steroids will accelerate its resolution. Antihistamines, either topical or oral, can be hel... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Drink lots of liquids and use a neti-pot.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably: Floaters are common and generally of not much concern unless they are new. If the floaters are new or you having other symptoms with them like a chan... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not immediately: But after it heals, you can resume contact lens wear.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Lazy eye: The lay term "lazy eye" is used for a droopy eyelid, misaligned eyes or an eye with poor vision from a developmental problem. Which is yours?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Syneresis: is the name of the process of breakdown of the jelly in the eye. This occurs as the eye ages. As it does, pockets of liquid form within the jelly. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
See Eye MD: There are many treatment possibilities for a blind, painful eye. An ophthalmologist can help you with this.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Common: The blood under conjunctiva can spread after the initial injury.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many possible causes: Infection, injury, foreign body, allergic reaction are among the reasons. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Antibiotic ointment: Most newborns receive antibiotic eye ointment after vaginal birth for this.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Eye MD: You can try some over-the-counter allergy eye drops. If this does not solve the problem, see an ophthalmologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Some are: disinfectants. The label will usually indicate this. Hydrogen peroxide and multipurpose (clean, disinfect and store) contact lens solutions are all ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Talk to surgeon: Visual recover after retinal surgery can be 6 months or more. In some cases, the vision does not recover. Discuss this with your eye surgeon.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Hmmm: It is a long and challenging process to become an ophthalmologist, requiring four years of medical school, a year of internship and three or more year... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pain: Flash burns are very painful. A lightning strike that affected the eyes would also cause much more bodily damage, or death, as well.
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Testimonials
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Dec 18, 2012
A compassionate, exceptionally intelligent and knowledgeable physician who thoughtfully engages all his patients in a mutually satisfactory dialogue.
Mar 4, 2013
Certainly eye catching picture ! But beyond that, he'll bend over backwards to do right by you !
Aug 7, 2014
Excellent colleague who gives many great answers on Health Tap.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I really want to use latisse but I'm using castor oil bc latisse is expensive and not a natural product, but now my Lashline is itchy and they're falling out. I guess I ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Deeply appreciated! Any danger of interaction/amplified side effects with the meds I'm taking - given my age & medical conditions? Thanks!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for replying! I wear hard contact lenses and 3 weeks ago I went in Switzerland to buy a new pear. Thank you very much again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

University of Louisville Hospital

Residency

North Carolina Memorial Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Louisville, KY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Prexus health consultants-physicians group
Baptist hospital east
Floyd memorial hospital and health services
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