Dr. Lloyd Taustine, MD

Dr. Lloyd Taustine, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Lloyd Taustine, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch of Med in 1974 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 3334

Louisville, KY 40217

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Block Vision
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 93% of peers
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Taustine's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taustine "Dr. Lloyd Taustine opened the Taustine Eye Center in 1978 with a goal to provide the best quality eye care in the region. He has performed many vision "firsts" and still remains totally committed to quality care for his patients. With over 30 years of experience and tens of thousands of cases of microscopic surgery performed on the eye, Dr. Lloyd Taustine continues to be on the leading edge of surgical advancements in his field. He was one of the first doctors to perform no stitch cataract surgery. The laser coherence biometer, one of the first of its kind in the country, continues the long tradition of providing our patients with the very best in vision care. Dr. Taustine is listed in the "Best Doctors in America" and has been chosen as the "Best Adult Ophthalmologist in Louisville" repeatedly by Louisville Magazine polls since 2001. In the 2014 issue of Louisville Magazine, Dr. Taustine was named a Top Surgeon in the Cataract and Lasik category. The Louisville Magazine award is even more outstanding because the Top Docs are chosen by their peers. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taustine "At the Taustine Eye Center, focusing on total patient care is our goal. We pride ourselves on combining old-fashioned patient care with modern technology. We believe that even though technology is an important part of our ophthalmology practice, it cannot take the place of the relationships we have with our patients."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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20  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Washington Univ Sch of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • U Miami Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • The Ohio State University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taustine's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taustine to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Taustine's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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