Patrick Scott, O.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Clinical Faculty




Contact Lenses – Fitting and assessment of contact lenses for general eye exams, as well as for treatment of complex corneal diseases, including Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Corneal Transplant, Irregular Astigmatism, and Dry Eye Disease.



301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard,

Louisville KY 40202 Telephone: 502-852-1632





The New England College of Optometry, Boston, Massachusetts – 2006



Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts – 2011



American Academy of Optometry



Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners, 2011 – Present



American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

International Society for Eye Research

Optometric Retina Society

Intrepid Eye Society

Kentucky Optometric Association




  1. Overby D.R., Hofmann S., Folz S., Kasper S.A., Lu Z., Scott P.A., and Gong H., 2006. Relationship between the hydrodynamic patterns of aqueous humor outflow and outflow resistance. Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics. 541-545. Munich, Germany.
  2. Scott P.A., Overby D.R., Freddo T.F., Gong H., 2007. Comparative studies between species that do and do not exhibit the washout effect. Exp. Eye Res. 84, 435-443.
  3. Lu Z., Overby D.R., Scott, P.A., Freddo T.F., Gong H. 2008. The mechanism of increasing outflow facility by rho-kinase inhibition with Y-27632 in bovine eyes. Exp. Eye Res. 86, 271-281.
  4. Scott, P.A., Lu, Z., Liu, Y., Gong, H., 2009. Relationships between increased aqueous outflow facility during washout with changes in hydrodynamic pattern and morphology in bovine aqueous outflow pathways. Exp. Eye Res. 89, 942-949.
  5. Scott, P.A., Kaplan, H.J., Sandell, J.H., 2011. Anatomical evidence of photoreceptor degeneration induced by iodoacetic acid in the porcine eye. Exp. Eye Res. 93, 513-527.
  6. Noel, J.N., Demarco, P.J., Franco, L.M., Wang, W., Peng, X., Sandell, J.H., Scott, P.A., Kaplan, H.J., McCall, M.A., 2012. Iodoacetic acid, but not sodium iodate, creates an inducible model of retinal degeneration. Exp. Eye Res. 97, 137-147.
  7. Umazume, K., Liu, L., Scott, P.A., Fernandez de Castro, J.P., McDonald, K., Kaplan, H.J., Tamiya, S., 2013. Assessment of tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib as an adjunctive treatment for preventing PVR using in vitro assays and an in vivo swine model. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 54, 1150-1159.
  8. Scott, P.A., 19th Annual Glaucoma Report: Future glaucoma drugs target trabecular outflow – Rho kinase inhibitors offer a new path to lower IOP by significantly decreasing trabecular outflow resistance. Rev Optom. 150, 28-34.
  9. Scott, P.A., Fernandez de Castro, J.P., Kaplan, H.J., and McCall, M.A., 2014. A Pro23His mutation alters prenatal rod photoreceptor morphology in a transgenic swine model of retinitis pigmentosa. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 55, 2452-2459.
  10. Fernandez de Castro, J.P., Scott, P.A., Fransen J.W., Demas, J., DeMarco, P.J., Kaplan, H.J., and McCall, M.A., 2014. Cone photoreceptors develop normally in the absence of rod photoreceptors in a transgenic swine model of retinitis pigmentosa. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 55, 2460-2468.
  11. Scott, P.A., Kaplan, H.J., and McCall, M.A., 2015. Prenatal exposure to curcumin protects rod photoreceptors in a transgenic Pro23His swine model of retinitis pigmentosa. Trans. Vis. Sci. Tech. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.4.5.5
  12. Scott, P.A., Fernandez de Castro, J.P., DeMarco, P.J., Ross, J.W., Njoka, J., Walters, E., Prather, R.S., McCall, M.A., and Kaplan, H.J., 2015. Progression of Pro23His retinopathy in miniature swine model of retinitis pigmentosa. Trans. Vis. Sci. Tech (submitted).
  13. Wei, W., Lee, S.J., Scott, P.A., Xiaoqin Lu, X., Emery, D., Liu, Y., Toshihiko Ezashi, T., Roberts, M.R., Ross, J., Kaplan, H.J., and Dean, D.C., 2016. Two-Step reactivation of dormant cones in retinitis pigmentosa. Cell Reports (accepted).



Scott’s Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit

Essential Ophthalmoscopy for Medical Students and General Practitioners