P. Andrew Pearson, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Practice areas

Practice areas

Clinical interests

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment

P. Andrew Pearson, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


My name is P. Andrew Pearson; I received my medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. I completed a fellowship at the Duke University Eye Center, Durham, N.C. I am board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. I am a recognized expert in the field of ocular drug delivery and have been a co-developer of several FDA-approved sustained drug delivery devices for the treatment of retinal disease.

Personal statement

My goal, as chairman of the department, is to build a really top-notch academic program for the institution and for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I'm inspired by the growth. Our faculty has more than quadrupled, our patient volumes are way up and we provide high-quality complex care for the entire region. I'm inspired to continue that growth and to expand our reach to help people who need eye care. We have specialists in every subspecialty field in ophthalmology so patients can expect the best care for whatever their problem is.

Faculty rank

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Duke University Eye Center, Durham, N.C.

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Ophthalmology

Advanced Eye Care

Shriners Medical Center
Fourth and Fifth Floors
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington KY 40508

Call 859-323-5867
Fax 859-323-8510

(Primary eye care and all subspecialty eye care)

Starting March 20, appointments will be scheduled at the new Shriner's location.

UK HealthCare Parking Garage (Parking Structure #8) is directly behind Shriners Medical Center.

Directions to Shriners Medical Center »
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Advanced Eye Care

Huffman & Huffman
161 Citizens Lane
Hazard KY 41701

Call 606-436-2020

The Retina Clinic is open on the second Wednesday of every month. The Glaucoma Clinic is open four times a year on the fifth Thursday of the month.

(Retina and vitreous disorders, glaucoma)

Directions to Huffman & Huffman »

Insurance information

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs. See list of insurers »

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  1. Pearson PA, Comstock TL, Ip M, Callanan D, Morse LS, Ashton P, Levy B, Mann ES, Eliott D.
    Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for diabetic macular edema: a 3-year multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial.
    Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug;118(8):1580-7.
  2. Timoney PJ, Pate JC, Pearson PA, Crandall J.
    Bilateral central retinal artery occlusion in a patient with acute pancreatitis.
    Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2009;3(3):308-9.
  3. Lee WB, Pearson PA, Moreman K.
    Central retinal artery occlusion and disc edema in a child.
    J AAPOS. 2002 Aug;6(4):264-5.
  4. Lee WB, O'Halloran HS, Pearson PA, Sen HA, Reddy SH.
    Airbags and bilateral eye injury: five case reports and a review of the literature.
    J Emerg Med. 2001 Feb;20(2):129-34.
  5. O'Halloran HS, Berger JR, Baker RS, Lee WB, Pearson PA, Ryan S.
    Optic nerve edema as a consequence of respiratory disease.
    Neurology. 1999 Dec 10;53(9):2204-5.