Glaucoma, Cataract and Laser 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 children. 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.
KARL S. PAPPA, M.D.
RESIDENCY: 1988-1991, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1990 – 1991, Chief Ophthalmology Resident
1991 – 1992, Glaucoma Fellow
INTERNSHIP: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
1987 – 1988, Medical/Surgical Intern
MEDICAL SCHOOL: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1983 – 1987, Cum Laude
PRE-MEDICAL EDUCATION: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1981 – 1983, Pharm. D.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1975 – 1979 – B.S. Pharmacy, Summa Cum Laude
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
1974 – 1975 Biology
Benedictine High School, Cleveland, Ohio
1974 Cum Laude
Arena Eye Surgeons, Inc.
262 Neil Avenue Suite 320 Columbus, OH 43215
1992 – Present
Grant Medical Center
1992 – Present
Grady Memorial Hospital
1992 – Present
The Ohio State University
Department of Ophthalmology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Columbus Blue Jackets
• American Academy of Ophthalmology
• Ohio Ophthalmological Society
• American Medical Association
• Ohio State Medical Association
• Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association
• Phi Delta Chi Prof. Fraternity
HONORS AND AWARDS
• Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
• Rho Chi Honor Society
• College of Pharmacy Faculty Award, 1979
• Medical Microbiology and Immunology Award, 1987
• Chief Ophthalmology Resident, 1990 – 1991
• Research Award, (Resident-Alumni Research Symposium) 1990
• The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Distinguised Alumni Award, 2006
• Recertified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, October 2002
• Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, October, 1992
• Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, August, 1988
• State Medical Board of Ohio, I.D. No. 35-05-7154, August, 1988
• Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, I.D. 03-3-13329, August, 1979
- Pappa KS, Derick RJ, Weber PA, Lehmann DM, Baker ND and Kapetansky FM: Late Argon Laser Suture Lysis after Mitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. Ophthalmology. 100: 1268-1271, 1993
- Pappa KS: Corticosteroid Drugs, In Mauger TF, Craig EL, editors: Havener.s Ocular Pharmacology,ed 6. St. Louis, Missouri, 1994, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. P. 364
- Lequire LE, Pappa KS, Kachmer Ml, Rogers GL and Bremer DL: Loss of Contrast Sensitivity in Cystic Fibrosis, American Journal of Ophthalmology. III: 427-429, 1991
- Leguire LE, Pappa KS. Kachmer ML, Rogers GL and Bremer DL: Electro-Oculogram in Vitamin A Deficiency Associated With Cystic Fibrosis. Ophthalmic Pediatrics and Genetics, 113: 187-189, 1992
- Ocular Pharmacology. Ophthalmology Assistant Program Lecture Series, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Cleveland, Ohio 1980 and 1981.
- A Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of the Effect of Calcium Antagonists on Digoxin Kinetics. Final Doctoral Project Presented June, 1983.
- The Use of TPA for Treatment of Experimental Subretinal Hemorrhage, Phase I. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Ninth Annual Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1989.
- The Use of TPA for Treatment of Experimental Subretinal hemorrhage, Phase II. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Tenth Annual Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1990.
- Initial Management of Ocular Trauma. Multi-disciplinary Trauma Conference; O.S.U. Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, October, 1990.
- Glaucoma Filtering Surgery with Mitomycin-C: A Preliminary Report of the Ohio State University Experience. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Eleventh Annual Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1991.
- Late Argon Laser Suture LysisAfterMitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Twelfth Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1992
- Late Argon Laser Suture LysisAfterMitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. The Twelfth Annual Ophthalmological Conference, Grant Medical Center: Columbus, Ohio, September, 1992.
- Postoperative Management with Digital Pressure and Laser Suture Lysis. The Thirteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September, 1993.
- The Encapsulated Bleb Revisited with the Ultrasound Biomicroscope. The Fourteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September, 1994.
- Imaging the Anterior Segment of the Eye. Grant Laser Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 22, 1994.
- 1994-1995 The Ohio State University, Department of Ophthalmology; Grand Rounds Conference, 6.25 CME credit hours.
- 38th Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Ophthalmology, Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio March 3-4, 1995 – 10.75 CME credit hours.
- Temporal Corneal vs. Scleral Flap Phacoemulsification Combined with Superior Trabeculectomy. The Fifteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 15, 1995.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology, “Glaucoma Subspecialty”, Atlanta, GA October 28, 1995 – 6.0 CME credit hours.
- 39th Annual Ophthalmology Symposium in Ophthalmology/19th Annual Midwest Glaucoma Symposium, Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, March 1-2, 1996 – 8.5 CME credit hours.
- Medical Risk Management Course, “Streetwise, Independent Course”, June 7, 1996, – 8.5 CME credit hours.
- Latanoprost: Early Clinical Results. The Sixteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 20, 1996.
- Program Director, The Seventeenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 19, 1997.
- Late Onset Bleb Infection AfterMitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. The Eighteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant/Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 1998.
- An Update on Xalatan Therapy. The Nineteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant/ Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 1999.
- Glaucoma 1999: Concepts and Controversies. Subspecialty Day. AAO/American Glaucoma Society – Orlando, Florida, October 23, 1999, 7.0 CME credit hours.
- An Update on Laser Suture LysisAfterMitomycin C Trabeculectomy. Ohio Ophthalmological Society 2000 Annual Meeting; Columbus, Ohio, January 29, 2000.
- Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. The 21st Anual Ophthalmology Conference. Grant/Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 21, 2001
- Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. Dayton Ophthalmological Society Spring Meeting. Dayton, Ohio, September 13, 2002
- The Battle of the Prostaglandin Analogs. North Central Ohio Optometric Association Fall Meeting. Galion, Ohio, October 14, 2002
- Combination Antiproliferative Therapy in Glaucoma Filtration Surgery. The 23rd Annual Ophthalmological Conference. Grant/Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 12, 2003
- Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. The Ohio State University Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Columbus, Ohio; January 15, 2004
- Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. College of Optometry Summer Conference; Columbus, Ohio, July 24, 2004
- Corneal Pachymetry and Glaucoma. The 24th annual Ophthalmological Conference. Franklin University; Ross Auditorium, Grant Medical Center. Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 2004
- Glaucoma Surgery. Arena Eye Surgery Clinical Grand Rounds. Arena Eye Surgeons office. Columbus, Ohio, November 7, 2005
- Update on the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II & III for the Diagnosis of Glaucoma. Ohio Ophthalmological Society 2006 Annual Meeting – Technician Clinical Program. Columbus, Ohio, February 11, 2006
- New Technology for the Diagnosis & Management of Glaucoma. Arena Eye Surgeons Grand Rounds. Arena Eye Surgeons office. Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 2006
NEW PROCEDURES CERTIFICATION & CME
- George Washington University Medical Center Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy Certification Course, Chicago, IL, February 5, 1996.
- Excimer Laser Course for PRK & PTK, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, February 29, 1996 – 6.5 CME credit hours.
- VISX Excimer Laser System PRK with Astigmatism Training Course, New York, NY, April 1998.
- “Viscocanalostomy: A New Surgery for Glaucoma”, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 6, 1998 – 4.0 CME credit hours.
C-LASIK: Lamellar Refractive Surgery Course, Stephen G. Slade, M.D., Course Director, San Diego, CA, December 6-7, 1998.
VISX University: Laser Refractive Practice Marketing & Management Course, Buckhead, Georgia, February 27-28, 1999.
“GLORY Basic and Advanced Didactic”, Global Refractive Surgery Education Program, 1999 Fall World Refractive Surgery Symposium, Orlando, Florida, October 21, 1999.
“GLORY Wet Lab – PRK, LASIK, ICR & LTK/AK”, 1999 Fall World Refractive Surgery Symposium, Orlando, Florida, October 22, 1999.
Non-penetrating Deep Sclerectomy with the Aqua Flow Collagen Glaucoma Drainage Device and Viscocanalostomy, Stephen Bylsma, M.D., Course Director, Orlando, Florida, October 23, 1999.
Visian ICL Mini-Fellowship Certification Course: R. G. Martin & Stephen Slade, M.D., Course Directors. Staar Surgical. Pinehurst, N.C.; June 4-5, 2004
- The Pharmacology of Steroids. Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Cleveland, Ohio, November, 1980.