Peter J. Timoney, MD

  • Director, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
4.93 out of 5

Conditions

  • Eyelid malpositions
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Eyelid lesions
  • Blind painful eye
    • Tearing
    • Orbital disease (cancer, inflammation, infection)
    • Blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm
    • Eyelid/facial/orbital trauma

Procedures Performed

  • Oculofacial Plastic & Orbital Surgery (Cosmetic Eye Surgery)
  • Eyelid ptosis repar
  • Upper & lower blepharoplasty
  • Ectropion/entropion repair
  • Brow ptosis repair
    • Tearing surgery
    • Eyelid cancer excision & reconstruction
    • Orbital & eyelid trauma
    • Orbital disease - biopsy
    • Thyroid eye disease - decompression, eyelid retraction repair
    • Anophthalmic socket/blind eye surgery

About

Dr. Peter J. Timoney earned his medical degree at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He served as an intern and resident in the UK Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. He completed a two-year ASOPRS oculoplastics fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

He is the recipient of many ophthalmology and research awards and has contributed to numerous presentations, research projects and publications.

His clinical interests include clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of orbital and periorbital trauma and disease processes. These processes include reconstructive surgery specializing in the face, orbits, eyelids and lacrimal system (specifically, ophthalmic Graves’ disease, repair of oculofacial/orbital trauma, development and reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket, correction of eyelid malposition, and tearing/lacrimal outflow issues). He also specializes in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and upper facial region that can restore a patient’s self-confidence in their appearance in providing a more rested state.

Currently, Dr. Timoney is the program director of the ASOPRS Accredited Fellowship at UK.

Personal Statement

I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and Lexington, Kentucky. I am proud of the educational experiences afforded and believe that they strengthen my understanding and appreciation of patients. I enjoy traveling with my family, rugby, tennis, beekeeping and reading.

As an oculoplastic surgeon, I specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system. Vision is a vital sensory function and the appearance of the eyes profoundly affects how people view themselves. When impaired by trauma, cancer or the lapse of time, my job is to restore these critical aspects of a patient’s life.

My approach to care is to build partnerships with my patients, educate them about their diseases and offer various treatment options. I guide them through the treatment process to ensure they receive the highest level of care. Patients know themselves best and, given the right information, can make the best choices for themselves. I’m proud to be part of the University of Kentucky. Not only do I get to care for wonderful and interesting patients, but I also have the opportunity to pass my knowledge and expertise on to the next generation of physicians.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Training & Education

Degree

University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Residency

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Fellowship

Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, LLC, Indianapolis

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
Royal College of Ophthalmology, London, United Kingdom

Insurance Information

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Patient Stories

Ratings & Reviews

4.93 out of 5
50 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Everything Went Great

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    Post surgery visit excellent in all areas

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    Dr. Timoney, the resident and all the staff were incredibly caring and supportive during my visit. Moving from one area to another for assessment information went like clockwork.

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    Very caring doctor and stressed to me to reach out to him with any concerns. Made sure I had his contact info. He is so nice!

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    Best physician ever! So caring
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      He answered all my questions, which made me feel better
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      Always the very best care.
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      Dr. Timoney is phenomenal. He made me feel as comfortable as possible given I have to have surgery right by my eye and tear duct stents. I made it through without a panic attack simply because I know he's very skilled. I'm thankful for him.
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      Great people.
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      Dr Timoney is easy to understand and pleasant
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      I am impressed and I will brag on my care. There was so much compassion and warmth.
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      I will recommend everyone to this place. You have my highest respect.
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      My experience was excellent with Dr. Timoney. He is an excellent provider and wonderful bedside manner. I just felt the follow up appointment felt very rushed and left feeling uninformed of after care and what the future would look like as far as my incision healing. Just left with lots of unanswered questions.
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      Very good experience
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      The best
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      Very good experience.
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      All good
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      Excellent in all categories.
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      Good
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      Good
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      Dr. Timoney and his resident doctor were so gentle and reassuring.
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      Dr. Timoney is outstanding.
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      Very good
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      Overall I was thrilled with the experience.
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      Dr Timoney is the most honest caring and concerned doctors. Hope and pray those who learn from him learn not only his excellence in his surgical techniques but his caring and ability to listen. Mostly his open and honest assessment of his own work and his open assessment of his patients Assessment of his work! He has been and is a Blessing.
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      Dr Timoney was perfect. His bedside manner is exemplary! His manner is warm and he took away all my anxiety
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      Excellent surgeon and staff
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      Excellent doctor.
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      Dr Timmoney is outstanding. He treated us like a friend and we consider him a friend. Enjoy talking to him on medical issues as well as our gardening He really care!
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      Dr. Timoney is the best. He's professional and courteous, and he demonstrates that he cares for me as a patient. He's also a skilled surgeon.
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      Took time to show us on pictures what and where the problem was.
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      Clearly explained the diagnosis, treatment options, and the risks and benefits. He also gave me a well reasoned recommendation.
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      Very possible this was the best appointment I have had within UK Healthcare. Everything from the waiting times, to staff interactions, to physician communication and interaction was exceptional. If every visit at UK was as seamless as this one, there would be no doubt UK provides the best care to patients.
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      Good doctors. Good visit.
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      I was impressed.
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      Great experience. Kept me informed, listened to my concerns and took excellent care of me .
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      Excellent experience I would recommend him to anyone
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      Good
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      Very good care overall.
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      Very knowledgeable about our surgery coming up and the past problems he has had with his eye.
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      The doctor exhibited a calm and very confident medical demeanor. *Dr. Timoney displayed a great knowledge of my medical condition and to a great degree of certainty that my problem could be resolved favorably. *Dr. Gupta is also a very able doctor.
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      Excellent
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      Very very good
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      Always a very good experience
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      Good experience
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      Dr Timoney was the ultimate professional.
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      This was my first time seeing Dr. Timoney and I found him to be very personable. I would highly recommend him.
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      Thay took good care of me
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      The young lady who saw me before *Dr. Timoney was very personable. *Dr. Timoney did a great job of explaining my condition and discussing treatment if/when I decide it becomes more than I care to deal with. He explained the risks and allowed me to make an informed decision.
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      Dr. Timoney is top!!!