Karl S. Pappa, M.D.
|Karl S. Pappa, M.D.|
Glaucoma, Cataract and Laser Glaucoma Surgery
262 Neil Avenue and 551 West Central Avenue in Delaware.
Dr. Karl Pappa, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Summa Cum Laude in 1979. He received his medical degree, Cum Laude from The Ohio State University in 1987. He completed an Ophthalmic Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University and served as Chief Resident from 1990 to 1991. He received fellowship training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery at the Havener Eye Institute at The Ohio State University from 1991 to 1992.
Since joining the Arena Eye Surgeons in 1992, he has specialized in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery with a special interest in Refractive Surgery. Dr. Karl Pappa is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University. He enjoys teaching and has lectured extensively in the fields of glaucoma, anterior segment and ocular pharmacology both locally and statewide. He has published articles reflecting his special interest in pharmacologic agents that alter wound healing after eye surgery. This includes a chapter on Corticosteroid Drugs in an Ocular Pharmacology textbook.
Dr. Karl Pappa has performed Corneal Refractive surgery since 1993, mostly for his cataract and glaucoma patients with high astigmatism. His busy glaucoma practice has provided him with a very extensive background in Ophthalmic Laser Surgery. He performs over 600 glaucoma laser surgical procedures annually. This strong laser experience has allowed him to make a very smooth transition into Laser Vision Correction and expand his Refractive Surgery practice. Dr. Pappa has performed Laser Vision Correction since 1996 when the Summit Technology Excimer Laser was first made available at the Grant Laser Center. Since 1997, he has been using the VISX Excimer Laser to treat nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness. He has been performing the LASIK procedure since 1998. His hard work, intense training and dedication to this expanded area of his practice has greatly benefitted his refractive surgery patients, and provided them with excellent surgical outcomes.
He and his wife Michelle have 3 childrren. He enjoys attending their athletic and school events. Dr. Pappa is an avid runner and has competed in various 10-K and half-marathon races. He also enjoys coaching soccer and baseball, playing golf, bicycling, and traveling.