Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD

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Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers 1935 Bluegrass Ave Ste 200, Louisville, KY 40215 Get Directions
(270) 769-0099

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I treat all eyes like they are sacred, because they are. It's an honor to be able to restore and protect people's ability to see.Read more

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Dr. Lawrence R. Tenkman joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2013 as an anterior segment surgeon, specializing in cataract,...Read more

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Patient Reviews (6)
in PortHarcourt, Nigeria |
I haven't met him or talked with him but I am privy to his contributions towards Dr Efe Ani (a visionary opthalmologist) from Nigeria, a developing African Nation. Dr Tenkman in his kindness has indirectly made great inputs towards eliminating blindness in Nigeria.
Covington, KY |
Dr. Tenkman was the most caring, attentive and wonderful doctor. He followed up surgery with a phone call that evening. I felt very confident with him working on my eyes. His staff was great as were the other doctors. The surgery center was very well run and organized and super friendly.
in Louisville, KY |
extremely happy with results of cataract surgery, looking forward to the other eye being done
in Louisville, KY |
I AM so Blessed that Dr Tenkman performed my cataract surgery. It was a wonderful experience and for the first time in way over 50 years, I can see without glasses! Thank you Dr Tenkman, You're The Best!
in Louisville, KY |
I can not say enough good about Dr. Tenkman. I was legally blind, but saw 20/20 with contacts/glasses. I also have "steep" corneas which prevent me from having laser touch-ups to make my vision precise. He measured my eyes over and over and came up with a plan to correct my vision while also removing my cataracts. Each time I expressed concern about success in my case, the office staff at Bennett & Bloom, and the surgery center, responded with "well he's the best". I'm so blessed!
in Cincinnati, OH |
I had DMEK triples 12/2012 and 1/2013. I had 20/25 vision at day four post-op with each eye. Nearing my 4 year anniversary, my vision remains unchanged, 20/25. The surgery was done when he was practicing in Cincinnati. I feel so fortunate to have had him here so close. He is absolutely worth traveling for, if you need surgery for Fuch's Dystrophy, as I did. He is so kind and personable. Patiently answers questions and makes you feel so supported. In addition, he's a fantastic surgeon.
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Dr. Tenkman says...

Dr. Lawrence R. Tenkman joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2013 as an anterior segment surgeon, specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Tenkman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. In addition, Dr. Tenkman received extensive training in cataract surgery during his residency at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Eye Institute. He furthered his anterior segment training with fellowships in glaucoma at Emory University in Atlanta, and in cornea and refractive surgery at Price Vision Group in Indianapolis. Most unique is Dr. Tenkman's training in DMEK, the newest and most advanced surgery for endothelial disease including Fuch's endothelial dystrophy. He is proud to have developed some of the latest techniques for this surgery that provide better vision, faster recovery and less rejection than any other type of cornea transplant. Dr. Tenkman performed DMEK combined with cataract surgery on his mother, with an outcome of 20/15 vision in each eye! Dr. Tenkman regularly presents at national optometric and ophthalmic meetings, has authored numerous research publications, produced surgical videos and a surgical movie, and has received numerous honors and awards in his areas of expertise. He is board certified by the the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Glaucoma Society.

Dr. Tenkman's Care Philosophy

I treat all eyes like they are sacred, because they are.  It's an honor to be able to restore and protect people's ability to see.

Dr. Tenkman says...

Cataracts, Cornea disease / dystrophy, Glaucoma, Ocular surface disease, 

Dr. Tenkman says...

Cataract surgery of all types, Cornea transplants of all types, LASIK & Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma surgery, Laser surgery, Ocular surface surgery, Complex ocular reconstruction

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Thank you for completing the survey!  We value your opinion and consider your feedback seriously. Please feel free to call us with questions or concerns at 502-895-0040.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Ohio State University / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2006

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Methodist Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Cinicinnati

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University Hospital
    Price Vision Group (Cornea & Refractive Surgery)
  • Undergraduate School
    Natural Sciences and Psychology

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Uveitis

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridotomy
  • Keratomileusis
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery