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Richard A. Eiferman, M.D., F.A.C.S
Corneal Surgery and External Eye Disease
Springs Medical Center
6420 Dutchman's Parkway, Suite 170
Louisville, KY 40205

(502) 895-4200, Fax (502) 895-0819, 24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE

Richard A. Eiferman, M.D.


Dr. Eiferman limits his practice to corneal and refractive surgery. He was one of the Principal Investigators for the Taunton Excimer Laser and began clinical trials of laser vision correction in 1989. He performed over 600 refractive and therapeutic cases as part of the FDA studies. Since the laser was approved by the FDA, he has performed over 2,500 cases.

Dr. Eiferman has extensive research experience with other lasers. He was also the Principal Investigator for the Meditec Scanning Excimer Laser and is currently working with a new solid state Infra-Red laser.


Dr. Eiferman started college at age 16 and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Queens College, City University, City University of New York. He began medical school at age 20, and graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1972. He did an ophthalmology residency at the Milwaukee Eye Institute and then a one year cornea/external disease fellowship at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

He joined the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1977, and spent fifteen years on the full time faculty and became Professor of Ophthalmology before age forty. He left the University in 1992 to open a private office. He is currently active in teaching and training other Ophthalmologists.


Dr. Eiferman has authored over 100 scientific publications and ten book chapters. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and abroad. He teaches a course on excimer laser surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has instructed many ophthalmologists nationwide in the use of the laser. He has been a cornea and external disease fellowship director for over 10 years.


Dr. Eiferman is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous national and international corneal societies and has been active in state and local ophthalmology organizations. He is also a member of Mensa.

He is listed in the southern edition of "The Best Doctors in America".