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Thursday, 11 November 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 11/11/2021 1:49 PM by Hannah Bracey
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Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 10/19/2021 6:12 AM by Hannah Bracey
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Friday, 17 September 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 09/17/2021 12:08 PM by Hannah Bracey
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Thursday, 26 August 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 08/26/2021 8:23 AM by Hannah Bracey
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Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 07/21/2021 5:17 PM by Hannah Bracey
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Friday, 4 June 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 06/04/2021 4:17 PM by Hannah Bracey
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Thursday, 27 May 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 05/27/2021 4:04 PM by Hannah Bracey
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Tuesday, 16 February 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 02/16/2021 11:50 AM by Dena Beck
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Friday, 15 January 2021
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 10:09 AM by Kayla Patt
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Thursday, 10 December 2020
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 12/10/2020 1:26 PM by Kayla Bostain
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Friday, 4 September 2020
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 09/04/2020 9:12 AM by Kayla Patt
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Friday, 5 June 2020
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 06/05/2020 10:13 AM by Kayla Patt
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Thursday, 5 March 2020
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 03/05/2020 12:15 PM by Dena Beck
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Monday, 2 March 2020
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blog preview image 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...
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Posted on 03/02/2020 12:21 PM by Dena Beck
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Thursday, 6 February 2020
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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...
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Posted on 02/06/2020 12:20 PM by Kayla Patt
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Monday, 16 September 2019
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina is proud to be a local sponsor of the 2019 JDRF One Walk on Sept 28th!  Join our team or donate to JDRF by going to  http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/TNRetina  For more information on JDRF visit the local chapter site.  JDRF One Walk is a fun, family friendly event where dedicated walkers, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2019 3:23 PM by Kayla Patt
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Monday, 6 August 2018
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blog preview image Dr. Awh presented the results of the Phase 2 LADDER clinical trial at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists in Vancouver, BC, Canada on July 25, 2018. Tennessee Retina was a clinical trial site in LADDER, which evaluated a small implant that releases ranibizumab (Lucentis®) ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2018 10:43 AM by Tennessee Retina
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Monday, 7 May 2018
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blog preview image The TNR Walk Team walked to raise money for th12th Annual Visionwalk. The Foundation Fighting Blindness Walk raised more than $43,000 to aid in research for dibilitating eye diseases. The day was rainy but great.... check it out here... https://www.facebook.com/pg/FoundationFightingBlindnessNashv...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2018 4:58 PM by Tennessee Retina
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Monday, 23 October 2017
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blog preview image What does that have to do with diabetes? A lot actually – diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among adults here in the U.S.  Over time, high blood sugar levels from diabetes can lead to damage of the retina, the layer on the back of the eye that captures images and sends ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2017 9:14 AM by Dena Beck
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina congratulates Dr. Carl Awh on his induction into the inaugural class of the Retina Hall of Fame!  The Retina Hall of Fame honors individuals throughout time who have contributed to the subspecialty of retina, recognizing lifetime achievements and contributions in vitreoretinal treatments, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 3:12 PM by Dena Beck
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"Had a sudden retinal tear late on Dec 23. Dr Recchia saw me on Christmas Eve and saved my sight with surgery. Super staff, very happy!"

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