Surgical Services


In Kentucky, optometrists are equipped to provide the fullest scope of practice.  This includes offering both laser procedures and office-based surgical procedures.

At KYCO, we offer YAG capsulotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). Office-based surgical procedures include lump and bump removal and chalazion (stye) extraction.

Faculty optometrists, perform surgical procedures using the cutting-edge method of radio-frequency, which uses radio waves to vaporize the tissue and leaves a scar-free surface. If you suffer from chalazias, these lesions can be drained in-office to provide cosmetic and functional benefits.

Call for an appointment: 606-218-5540

Meet the Doctors:

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Cliff Caudill, O.D. FAAO

Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs
Associate Professor of Optometry

Office: Health Professions Education Building 501E
Telephone: (606) 218-5515
Email: CliffCaudill@upike.edu

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Ryan Kern, O.D, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Optometry

Office: Health Professions Education Building 401F
Telephone: (606) 218-5514
Email: RyanKern@upike.edu


Hours service provided:

Thursdays: 8:00-12:00