Dr. Todd Purkiss, MD

Dr. Todd Purkiss, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Todd Purkiss, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

6420 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 70

Louisville, KY 40205

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Top Care Areas

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Macular Edema
very high
more than 98% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Purkiss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Purkiss "Todd J. Purkiss, MD, PhD completed his doctorate in Perception and Sensory Physiology at the University of Louisville Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, prior to medical school, where he studied human visual processing. He later completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Louisville, being chosen as Chief Resident in his final year. His fellowship training in Medical Retina was completed at the Duke Eye Center. He is also a physician contractor to the Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and an active member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Purkiss "Our Mission is to provide the best possible care to any patient with a disorder of the retina, macula or vitreous in a compassionate, personalized, and timely manner.

We will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art mix of diagnostic, and medical and surgical treatment services, through a network of offices convenient for our referring doctors and patients.  We will strive to provide the most compassionate care for all patients.  We will dedicate ourselves to the future of our profession by training the nation's top new retinal surgeons, and by engaging in meaningful, cutting-edge research."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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4  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Louisville Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Louisville Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Duke University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Purkiss' Reviews

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7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Purkiss' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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