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Our Specialists

Akshay S. Thomas, M.D., M.S.    Sruthi R. Arepalli, M.D.

Dr. Thomas and Dr. Arepalli have a particular interest with all forms of ocular inflammatory diseases; including all forms of uveitis, scleritis, and orbital inflammation. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Arepalli completed a second fellowship in Uveitis and Clinical Ocular Immunology at the Casey Eye Institute.


Uveitis Coordinators

Lish McNeill, OSC Meredith Parker, OSC









What Is Uveitis?

Uveitis is a condition characterized by inflammation in the eye. Such inflammation may be caused by autoimmune conditions or infections affecting the entire body or isolated to the eye. Uveitis may involve one or both eyes and can affect any part of the eye. Tennessee Retina Serves as a tertiary Referral center for complex cases of uveitis.


"Dr. Recchia was super! He greeted me (the mom) when he entered the room and then, greeted my 13 year old daughter. He asked her to pronounce her name for him and then he called her by name during the exam. He was able to get to her to Smile and laugh during a scary and intimidating process. We would definitely go back if needed."

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