Kumar Eye Institute

Posted on January 8, 2016 by ECR Louisville in Blog

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Often known to his patients and fellow doctors as Dr. Rishi, Dr. Rishi Kumar moved back to his home town of Louisville, KY in July of 2007 joining his father, Dr. Sushil Kumar, in practice and taking over as director of the cataract and glaucoma services at Kumar Eye Institute.

Dr. Rishi completed fellowship training with Dr. Alan Crandall in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Moran Eye Center, which is the largest eye center west of the Rockies. Dr. Crandall is world-renown as one of the leading cataract and glaucoma surgeons in the world and more so as one of the best hands-on teachers of complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Kumar completed over 300 primary surgical cases as a fellow in addition to traveling with Dr. Crandall to Kumasi, Ghana to provide surgery for the poor and to teach residents surgical skills.

In Louisville, Dr. Rishi Kumar performs over 500 cataract, glaucoma and laser procedures annually. He is currently also serving as Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s hospital and also serves on the St. Mary’s and Jewish Hospital credentialing committee for the past two years.

Planning your visit to our Ophthamologists

New patients: please complete and bring the available forms with you. Bring your insurance cards and form of IDs i.e driver’s license. We recommend that you come 15-20minutes earlier in order to process your new registration.

Adult, your eyes may be dilated that will blur near vision up to 12 hours, you may want to bring someone to drive you.

Please plan for your child’s first eye exam and subsequent dilated eye exams to take approximately 2 hours. Your child’s eyes will be dilated with several eye drops that will blur near vision for up to 12 hours, although sometimes it may take up to 24 hours for this to resolve.




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