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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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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina wants you to enjoy viewing August’s Total Solar Eclipse safely!  Viewing the Sun’s harmful rays can cause solar retinopathy, causing blurry vision or even vision loss. The ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists) has released important information on how to safely view the big ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2017 1:55 PM by Dena Beck
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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blog preview image The Tennessee Retina Team enjoyed our 6th year as a Community Partner for the 2017 VisionWalk with the Foundation Fighting Blindness. It was a rainy but fun day, and we are so glad to be able to support this cause. Let’s cure blindness together!  Help us save and restore sight to the 10 million Americans ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 11:43 AM by Dena Beck
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina is pleased to announce its new office in Franklin, TN, serving Franklin and its surrounding areas, including Cool Springs, Fairview, Thompson Station, College Grove, Arrington and Nolensville. The new 3,900+ square-foot facility, located in the Physicians Plaza by Williamson Medical ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2017 9:18 AM by Dena Beck
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Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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Team Tennessee Retina took to the streets once more for the 2016 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® We walk in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® because today diabetes will claim 200 lives and the vision of thousands.  We walk because our family and friends are among the nearly 30 million adults and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2016 10:56 AM by Dena Beck
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Monday, 3 October 2016
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blog preview image We are honored that Ocular Surgery News named 3 of our physicians in their top 150 Retina Innovators in the world! "What is OSN's Retina 150? The OSN Retina 150 is a select group of retina specialists the editors and publisher have identified as leading innovators in the field of medical and surgical ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/03/2016 11:33 AM by Dena Beck
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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Tennessee Retina is proud to announce on-site interpreter services for our Spanish-speaking patients and referring physicians.  A full-time, Certified Medical Interpreter is now on staff at Tennessee Retina to assist with scheduling, examination and billing services.  By phone or in the office, our ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2016 12:47 PM by Dena Beck
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina is a proud community partner of the 10th Annual Nashville VisionWalk, raising over $1400  for the event.  The VisionWalk is hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world's leading private source for retinal disease research funding. Walkers from around the area walked to raise ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2016 12:14 PM by Dena Beck
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Thursday, 21 April 2016
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On January 6, 2016, Dr. Carl Awh was granted a US Patent for an "Atraumatic Microsurgical Forceps".  This describes a surgical instrument developed by and used routinely in surgery by Dr. Awh.  The "Nanotapered Awh Forceps" is used by vitreoretinal surgeons around the world.  This is Dr. Awh's 8th US ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/21/2016 9:50 AM by Dena Beck
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Friday, 26 February 2016
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blog preview image The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognized Dr. Brandon Busbee with the distinction of "Best Paper" for the 2015 Annual Academy Meeting.  Dr. Busbee's presentation discusses findings which suggest that subretinal fluid related to macular degeneration may have protective qualities against macular ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2016 9:47 AM by Dena Beck
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Monday, 5 October 2015
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Congratulations to Dr. Carl Awh and Dr. Brandon Busbee for being recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for the Senior Achievement Award. This honor is given in recognition of outstanding service to the Academy, whose mission is to provide the best possible care for patients....Read More...
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Posted on 10/05/2015 11:15 AM by Administrator
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Thursday, 3 September 2015
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Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Moffat for completing the Iron Man Triathalon in Muskoka on August 30th! The 2.4 -mile, one-loop swim takes place in Peninsula Lake. The 112-mile bike course circles Lake of Bays, passing through the small communities of Dwight, Dorset, and Baysville. The 26.2 -mile ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2015 11:17 AM by Administrator
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Monday, 16 March 2015
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In October 2014, a US Patent for a "System to identify viscosity of aspirated material during vitreous surgery" was granted to Dr. Carl Awh. The invention may lead to improved devices for pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), the most commonly performed retina operation worldwide. This is Dr. Awh's 7th US Pa...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2015 11:31 AM by Administrator
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