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Meet the Doctors of John-Kenyon American Eye Institute

E. Britt Brockman, M.D.

Dr. Britt Brockman, managing partner of the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute, is a cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery specialist with broad expertise in numerous ophthalmic medical and surgical procedures. He is also a registered pharmacist. Dr. Brockman has performed more than 20,000 cataract surgeries, is a regular lecturer on ocular issues and has been a researcher on numerous national drug studies.

Dr. Brockman shows his dedication to serving the residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana by driving more than 35,000 miles a year delivering quality eye care to patients in areas outside of the Louisville metro area. Dr. Brockman's leadership in his community and profession were recognized by Business First of Louisville, which named him one of the region's most influential health care leaders.

Dr. Brockman is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he was a recipient of the Thomas C. Calhoun Scholarship. He served his residency at Louisiana State University, where he spent his final two years as chief resident. An active member of the medical community, Dr. Brockman maintains memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Board of Eye Surgery. In addition, Dr. Brockman has been appointed to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees and will use the post to help further the endeavors of the university and the state.

Howard Lazarus, M.D.

Dr. Howard Lazarus, a partner at John-Kenyon American Eye Institute, is a leading national and regional retinal specialist treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and other retinal disorders. He has served on advisory boards of leading pharmaceutical companies that help to define treatment of retinal diseases, has authored numerous publications and been the principal investigator on more than two dozen clinical research studies. Dr. Lazarus is also a professor at the University of Louisville and the first doctor in the region to use the PASCAL laser and 25-gauge vitrectomy, cutting-edge treatments for retinal diseases.

Dr. Lazarus completed a two-year retinal fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the recipient of the prestigious Heed and Heed-Knapp fellowships. He is a graduate of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and served his residency at Bethesda Eye Institute at St. Louis University School of Medicine where he was chief resident. Dr. Lazarus is a member of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Asim R. Piracha, M.D.

Dr. Asim Piracha, a partner at John-Kenyon American Eye Institute, is a corneal specialist and performs cataract, refractive and corneal surgery. A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Piracha is a regular lecturer at national conferences, trains surgeons worldwide on advanced surgical equipment such as the IntraLase and Alegretto Wave laser, and is the president-elect of the American Board of Eye Surgery. He also completed one of the country's most prestigious corneal and refractive surgery fellowship programs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he earned the honor of Fellow in Cornea, Refractive, External Diseases and Anterior Segment Surgery. 

Dr. Piracha graduated from the West Virginia School of Medicine with top honors and completed a highly-specialized residency at the University of Kentucky, where he was selected by his peers as chief resident in ophthalmology. He currently teaches residents at the University of Louisville Hospital and was recently named to the esteemed "40 Under 40" list by Business First of Louisville. Dr. Piracha is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as being a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Maurice John, M.D.

Dr. Maurice John, a cataract and refractive surgery specialist, is widely credited for pioneering the LASIK procedure in the Louisville area. He was one of the first in the area to perform refractive surgery in 1982 and has since performed thousands of refractive procedures. Dr. John is also among the most well-known and respected ophthalmologists in the world having studied and taught eye surgery in 15 different countries around the world.

Dr. John is a graduate of the University of Iowa Medical School. He served his internship at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and his residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and by the American Board of Eye Surgery is cataract/implant surgery and refractive surgery. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Timothy E. Schmitt, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Schmitt is a specialist in eye disease and cataract and refractive surgery. He is among the most experienced refractive surgeons in the region with over 20,000 refractive procedures performed, and was one of the first eye surgeons in the Louisville area to offer LASIK. In addition to his work at the John-Kenyon American Eye Center, Dr. Schmitt is also a staff member at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany, Indiana.

Dr. Schmitt is a graduate of the University of Purdue and the Indiana University Medical School. He interned at St. Vincent's Hospital and served his residency at Indiana University Medical School. Dr. Schmitt is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Eye Surgery, Indiana State Medical Association, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and numerous other professional medical associations.

Randall L. Noblitt, O.D.

Dr. Randall L. Noblitt is an accomplished optometrist specializing in comprehensive eye care. He has practiced for more than 20 years and is also actively involved in optometric education. Dr. Noblitt supervises students from Southern College of Optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry, Waterloo School of Optometry and the Pacific University School of Optometry.

In 1987, Dr. Noblitt completed a fellowship at Omni Eye Services becoming one of less than 10 percent of ODs to complete a post-graduate fellowship. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry, performed internships with Omni Eye Services in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Omaha, Neb., and is a member of the Indiana, Kentucky and American Optometric Associations. Dr. Noblitt is past president of the Southeast Society of the Indiana Optometric Association. 

Steven M. Wilson, O.D.

Dr. Steven M. Wilson is provides general eye care and is a glaucoma specialist providing post-operative care and expert disease management. He has managed more than 40,000 post-operative cases in his over 25 years in the eye care field. An experienced optometric lecturer and educator, he also holds academic credentials from the Southern College of Optometry, State University of New York School of Optometry and University of Missouri.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry where he was first in his class. He received specialty training in ocular therapeutics at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Indiana Optometric Association.

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