Dr. Tim Conrad

Ophthalmology
Louisville, KY
36 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

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

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United healthcare

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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Motion sickness is primarily a problem of the inner ear. Astigmatism has no relationship to this.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Macular degeneration can and does lead to blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
This...: Strep throat is an infection by the streptococcus bacteria of the pharynx of the throat. Losing your voice (laryngitis) is an inflammation of the lar... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: They nearly always are contagious.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Disinfectants are harsh chemicals that are hard on your eyes. Your eyes can tolerate a small amount of these when inserting your contacts. If your e... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
In an adult,: it has no effect. In a child, it can blind the patched eye.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Most people: with dry eyes do not need anti-inflammatory treatment. They do well with just topical lubricants.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: It will not harm your eye to wear a contact lens when a subconjunctival hemorrhage is present.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
See eye MD: Loss of depth perception is uncommon. It can be due to eye or brain factors. It seems the brain factors have been eliminated. Now you should focus ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: The dust will not cause a problem with a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: if it resolves with your glasses on. If not, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
It is called: a tonometer. There are many types of them.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 36 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
In most cases: the cause is not known. There are many possible causes of high pressure in the eyes including the use of certain drugs such as corticosteroids, patho... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: The iris does not heal but can be repaired surgically in some cases.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not harmful: The distance from the eye to the lens has some effect on the actual power of the glasses, but this is only significant if the power of the glasses is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Astigmatism is more common than sphericity in humans, and is not a sign of disease.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Wearing contacts does not cause any aging to occur. In fact, they make you look younger.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Trial and error: If you do not know, put them in and check your vision. If it is not clear, reverse them and try again. Most contacts have no identifying marks on... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
None.: Pinguecula do not cause any symptoms.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Get more lessons: If you are having trouble getting your lenses in, then go back to your eye doctor and get some more lessons. Most people can do contact lenses with p... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
None: The only known cure for astigmatism is surgery.
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A member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Take them when...: If you miss a dose of eye drops, put them in as soon as you realize it, and then resume your regular schedule afterwards.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Get some glasses: In most cases, people squint in order to see better. You likely need glasses.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Don't age: Presbyopia, the loss of the ability to focus the eye, occurs throughout life and increases with age. It cannot be prevented.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Possible: There are other potential causes as well. See an ophthalmologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Depends: If your surgery was uncomplicated, then the retinal hole is likely not related to the cataract surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Pinguecula are elevated, yellow spots near the colored part of the eye. They are caused by sun damage. They are not harmful. They can be removed su... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: You should use the ones that are labelled "for use with contact lenses.".
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Try minoxidil: Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medicine that encourages hair growth.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Through an eye exam: All children should have an eye exam at age 4 to 5. Children younger than this should have an eye exam if there is a family history of eye problems o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
By eye exam: There are a number of techniques for this. Generally babies or toddlers only need glasses if they are very farsighted, very nearsighted or have a dif... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Laser vision correction will permanently correct your myopia. However eyes do not stay the same. They drift over time. After you have had laser, y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Many, maybe even most, patients who have laser vision correction wear contact lenses.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Letter size: The snellen visual acuity (the 20/20 notation) refers to seeing certain size letters at certain distances. The sizes are standardized for the viewin... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
See your doctor: Contact lenses should not cause redness or soreness as you described. You should see your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Optometrists can prescribe many medications. However optometrists are not physicians and have far less training and experience in disease management ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
An infection: This is an upper respiratory infection. Take the child to the doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
A week or less: Drops do not significantly alter the course of pink eye, which does not need treatment. It gets better on its own. Most cases resolve within a week.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Many people blink to help clear their vision, whether they are near- or far-sighted.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: If you know you have angle closure glaucoma, it is likely that you have been treated with the laser. If so, you can take any medication without conce... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
After your laser : If you are unhappy wearing glasses to see well, you can wear contacts or have laser vision correction.
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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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