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Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Dr. Awh honored at Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society
Tennessee Retina is proud to share congratulations to our physician, Carl Awh, MD. Dr. Awh recently traveled to Madrid where he was awarded the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society for his scientific and professional contributions. ...Read More...
Posted on 06/21/2022 11:57 AM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 6 June 2022
Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) is a retina condition which is more common in men than women.
CSR occurs when fluid builds up under your central retina. Central Serous Retinopathy can also be referred as Central Serous Chorioretinopathy or CSC, both terms with the same definition. Due to the fluid ...Read More...
Posted on 06/06/2022 1:43 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 9 May 2022
Stroke Awareness Month – Tennessee Retina
May is Stroke Awareness Month in the US! Did you know that not only can you have a stroke that affects your brain tissue, but also the Retina?
These “Strokes” are essentially occlusions, or blockages, to one of the arteries feeding the retina, called Central ...Read More...
Posted on 05/09/2022 12:41 PM by Michael Nore
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Did you know that if you have diabetes, it is recommended you have a dilated eye exam by your eye doctor every year, starting from the day you're diagnosed? Saving your vision is about prevention and early detection.
Diabetes damages blood vessels all over the body, including the eyes. This damage ...Read More...
Posted on 03/15/2022 8:27 AM by Hannah Bracey
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Tennessee Retina is proud to be a member of the largest Retina Research organization. On February 18th-19th members of the Tennessee Retina Research team joined their RCA research colleagues from across the nation right here in Nashville. We are Fighting Blindness through innovation! #RCAResearch #R...Read More...
Posted on 03/08/2022 12:19 PM by Dena Beck
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects eyes. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina).
At first, diabetic retinopathy may cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems. Eventually, it can cause blindness.
The ...Read More...
Posted on 11/11/2021 1:49 PM by Hannah Bracey
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome (POHS) causes atrophy (wasting) around the optic nerve and multiple scars, called histo spots, in the choroid. These symptoms are accompanied by new blood vessel growth (neovascularization) that starts adjacent to a histo spot. Histoplasmosis is a disease caused ...Read More...
Posted on 10/19/2021 6:12 AM by Hannah Bracey
Friday, 17 September 2021
What is a CRAO?
When one of the vessels that carries blood to your eye’s retina gets blocked, it can cause you to lose your eyesight. This problem often happens suddenly and without any pain. This is called a Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO).
Your retina is the layer of nerve tissue at ...Read More...
Posted on 09/17/2021 12:08 PM by Hannah Bracey
Thursday, 26 August 2021
What is Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)?
ROP is a retinopathy eye disease that can affect premature infants born weighing less than 1250 grams or before 31 weeks of gestation. Abnormal blood vessel growth can cause bleeding and scarring in the eye, and in the most severe cases, lead to retinal ...Read More...
Posted on 08/26/2021 8:23 AM by Hannah Bracey
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
What is the Retina?
The retina is a light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, it can be compared to the film of the camera.
It converts light rays into electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain where they are interpreted as the images we see.
A healthy, intact ...Read More...
Posted on 07/21/2021 5:17 PM by Hannah Bracey
Friday, 4 June 2021
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) happens when a retinal vein becomes blocked or clogged. It occurs most commonly in patients with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and other health problems that affect blood flow. RVO can range in severity ...Read More...
Posted on 06/04/2021 4:17 PM by Hannah Bracey
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Tennessee Retina is thriving and growing as middle Tennessee's largest and most established retina practice. We are pleased to announce that our Murfreesboro location is expanding! Renovations are underway that will more than double the current space available.
Visit our photo gallery of the ...Read More...
Posted on 05/27/2021 4:04 PM by Hannah Bracey
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Did you know that less than twenty years ago, most people diagnosed with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were destined to become legally blind? Dr. Awh was recently a guest on ASRS’s Retina Health for Life podcast discussing advances in the diagnosis and treatment of AMD made possible ...Read More...
Posted on 02/16/2021 11:50 AM by Dena Beck
Friday, 15 January 2021
As part of our 2021 campaign to help better understand the eye, we want to dig deeper into explaining each retinal disease and condition. Each month we will highlight a retina condition and provide you with information and terminology in hopes of making the topic less daunting and more familiar. Leave ...Read More...
Posted on 01/15/2021 10:09 AM by Kayla Patt
Thursday, 10 December 2020
Tennessee Retina is dedicating 2021 to helping you stay informed!
The retina plays the biggest role in our ability to see. It's important for you to understand the procedures and terminology behind your diagnosis involved with this complex but delicate part of the eye. In 2021 we want to encourage ...Read More...
Posted on 12/10/2020 1:26 PM by Kayla Bostain
Friday, 4 September 2020
LEARNING MORE ABOUT RETINAL VASCULAR DISEASES
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. If you or someone you know experiences high levels of cholesterol, this may be a good time to get checked and take the appropriate steps to lower it. High levels of cholesterol can affect your eyes and ...Read More...
Posted on 09/04/2020 9:12 AM by Kayla Patt
Friday, 5 June 2020
Virtual VisionWalk Toolkit
Tennessee Retina is proud to be a sponsor for the Foundation Fighting Blindness VisionWalk again this year. Although the walk looks a little different, the fun is still the same! The activities will officially kick off at 10:45am (CT) TOMORROW June 6th and you won't want ...Read More...
Posted on 06/05/2020 10:13 AM by Kayla Patt
Thursday, 5 March 2020
Taking care of our employees like we take care of our patients.
Like so many others, Tennessee Retina has several employees and their families affected by the tornadoes of 3/3/2020. For over 40 years, the doctors and staff of Tennessee Retina (TNR) have served the communities of central Tennessee ...Read More...
Posted on 03/05/2020 12:15 PM by Dena Beck
Monday, 2 March 2020
A new policy from Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN could severely impact patient care. Hear one patient share her fears about how this change could affect her vision and her quality of life. See the story of how Tennessee Retina is pushing back against a worrisome insurance policy in order to protect ...Read More...
Posted on 03/02/2020 12:21 PM by Dena Beck
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Learning more about Uveitis and Scleritis
Eye redness, light sensitivity, floaters in the vision, flashing lights and blurry vision can all be symptoms of more serious inflammatory conditions. Ocular Inflammatory specialist, Akshay Thomas, MD, at Tennessee Retina, shares facts about Uveitis and Scleritis in ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2020 12:20 PM by Kayla Patt