Dr. Karl Golnik, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Karl Golnik, MD
Dr. Karl Golnik, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Blue Ash, OH. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Golnik is affiliated with University of Louisville Hospital.

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Dr. Golnik's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Oxford, OH |
It was wonderful that Dr. Golnik called me immediately to give me the test results. He did not want me to worry over the week-end. I have never had a doctor so this much concern for his/her patient. I would highly recommend him to others.
Trenton, OH |
I had an 8:45AM meeting today. Apparently charts were not ordered so, upon arrival at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, I was told my apt was cancelled. I had to have special approval through Anthem to receive services from Dr. Golnik who is NOT in my employer network (one of only a few at CEI that isn't). Dr Golnik may be a great Opthalmologist....I will never know because of the lack of professionalism of his office staff. Maybe that that lack of attention carries over to eye care.
Cincinnati, OH |
Very helpful, encouraging, honest.
Lebanon, OH |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Golnik. Communication with Dr. Golnik was excellent. He answered all of my questions, explained why I was to have an MRI and a couple of days later the doctor personally called my home to let me know that nothing adverse was found. This is better than most doctors would do.
Cincinnati, OH |
I would highly recommend Dr. Golnik, very caring individual that explained things so you could understand.
in Hebron, KY |
The only office visit was a referral. However, he refused to see me when I tried to make a follow-up appointment. Sent me back to my regular ophthalmologist who knows VERY little about my condition and it is very concerning. I think initial treatment by my Primary CEI physician was not good as he had to go look up the condition and determine what blood bests/MRIs needed to done. I am not confident at all that my other eye is being properly monitored. Unacceptable not to see me again.
Cincinnati, OH |
Very informative with a good sense of humor. Love that he has young doctors studying under him. One of the best there is!
in Newport, KY |
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Golnik is obviously very knowledgeable and takes the time necessary to explain the condition and potential outcomes. He instills confidence and has a great sense of humor. I would readily recommend him to anyone requiring neuro-ophthalmology care.
in Independence, KY |
He was fantastic. The condition I had other doctors were struggling to find answers. He was very positive and helped ease all my fears. I should have come to him first.
During first visit Dr Golnik was very helpful. On second visit, he send in an intern and did not attend the session. He came in for five minutes at the end, did not explain the outcome of tests and decided there was no reason to see him anymore. He suggested I see a pediatric opthamologist at Children's Hospital who gave me an appointment for four months later when I called. I asked but Dr Golnik's office did not make any effort to help or to get me an earlier appointment.
in Union, KY |
Dr. Golnik was very professional, yet very personable. He made me feel at ease and that's a very important trait to have as a doctor.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Golnik was very friendly, professional, nice & willing to take the time for our questions. He took the time to explain & teach the information of my situation.
in Cincinnati, OH |
He examined my eyes for a specific reason and found a certain problem area and recommended a remedy. I accepted the remedy.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Virginia

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye