Here are the Blogs in the News
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
Monday, 16 September 2019
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...
Posted on 09/16/2019 3:23 PM by Kayla Patt
Monday, 6 August 2018
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...
Posted on 08/06/2018 10:43 AM by Tennessee Retina
Monday, 7 May 2018
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...
Posted on 05/07/2018 4:58 PM by Tennessee Retina
Monday, 23 October 2017
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...
Posted on 10/23/2017 9:14 AM by Dena Beck
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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...
Posted on 09/12/2017 3:12 PM by Dena Beck
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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...
Posted on 07/26/2017 1:55 PM by Dena Beck
Friday, 26 May 2017
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...
Posted on 05/26/2017 11:43 AM by Dena Beck
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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...
Posted on 02/21/2017 9:18 AM by Dena Beck
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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...
Posted on 11/08/2016 10:56 AM by Dena Beck
Monday, 3 October 2016
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...
Posted on 10/03/2016 11:33 AM by Dena Beck
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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...
Posted on 08/16/2016 12:47 PM by Dena Beck
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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...
Posted on 07/13/2016 12:14 PM by Dena Beck