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Monday, 14 November 2022
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blog preview image Thank you, Caregivers! November is National Caregiver Month. We want to take the time to thank each and every caregiver for helping your loved one get the care and attention they need each and every day. Caregivers are a vital piece to the treatment plan for the patient. The caregiver is there to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2022 1:53 PM by Joanna Reasoner
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Friday, 14 October 2022
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blog preview image National Health Education Week The Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) started the National Health & Education week in 1995. National Health & Education week is typically celebrated every third week in October, and this year, that's October 17th-21st.  SOPHE’s goal in celebrating this week ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2022 10:56 AM by Joanna Reasoner
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Thursday, 15 September 2022
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blog preview image September is Lymphoma Awareness Month. Lymphoma is a certain type of cancer that can affect the eye. There is a specific type of eye cancer known as primary intraocular lymphoma. PIOL can be found in the vitreous, retina or optic nerve. With PIOL your lymphoma cells will invade these areas in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2022 7:44 AM by Joanna Reasoner
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Friday, 12 August 2022
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blog preview image August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. A baby’s retina begins to start growing at 16 weeks gestation. The retina will not complete growth until the baby is born. If the baby is born premature, possible abnormal growth of the retina will result in a diagnosis known as Retinopathy of Prematurity. Retinopathy ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2022 7:22 AM by Joanna Reasoner
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Monday, 11 July 2022
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blog preview image Solar Retinopathy When the sun's out, UV Rays are also out. It is an important reminder this summer to protect our eyes from UV Ray exposure. Solar Retinopathy is a condition that occurs when the retina is damaged by photochemical toxicity as a result of sun exposure.   What happens? Extended ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2022 2:41 PM by Joanna Reasoner
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Monday, 25 April 2022
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina is dedicated to saving sight. Retinal detachment symptoms may be subtle, but it's very important to take note of them when they occur.  Ignoring signs or symptoms can lead to vision loss. Read this informative article about retinal detachments, featuring one of our RCA colleagues at ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2022 1:55 PM by Joanna Reasoner
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Monday, 11 April 2022
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blog preview image Eye protection is very important especially when you only have one eye that has good vision. Protective eye wear is one way to protect your eyes while playing sports or even performing chores at home. The importance of eye safety gear is crucial when you only have one eye with good vision. There ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2022 11:16 AM by Joanna Reasoner
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Wednesday, 9 February 2022
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blog preview image For many people, changes in insurance and finances can make healthcare decisions difficult, especially at the beginning of the year.  Tennessee Retina strives to make our services accessible to patients who have high deductible plans or no medical insurance coverage and has multiple programs in place ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2022 12:41 PM by Dena Beck
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Monday, 10 May 2021
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blog preview image  Ocular Oncology is the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye tumors and cancers. As part of Ocular Melanoma Awareness month, Tennessee Retina wants to encourage others to learn about this rare condition. #ocularmelanoma   Uveal Melanoma is cancer that started as a mole in one of the structures ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2021 2:49 PM by Dena Beck
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Thursday, 12 November 2020
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blog preview image November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Roughly one in three people with diabetes who are older than 40, experience symptoms related to Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss in people with diabetes. It's important to understand the risks associated as well ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2020 2:27 PM by Kayla Bostain
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Friday, 30 October 2020
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blog preview image Halloween may look different this year but we want to encourage everyone to practice these health and safety tips to protect yourself and others, as well as maintaing healthy vision! Happy Halloween from all of us at Tennessee Retina! ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/30/2020 7:50 AM by Kayla Patt
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Friday, 21 August 2020
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blog preview image Learning more about Pediatric Retina for Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. Keeping your children’s eyes safe is a huge part in maintaining healthy vision. Knowing what pediatric retinal diseases are and how to detect early signs are important factors in preventing vision loss. The most common ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2020 2:59 PM by Kayla Patt
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Wednesday, 29 July 2020
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What does 20/20 actually mean? 20/20 vision is not perfect vision. However, it does mean that an individual has eyesight which is  more or less statistically average or "normal." A person can also have 20/15 vision, which is sharper than  average. The goal of glasses, contacts, or corrective surgery ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2020 12:11 PM by Kayla Patt
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Saturday, 20 June 2020
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blog preview image Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week The last week of June is dedicated to Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, and the mission is to build deeper connections with people in the deaf-blind community. Connections begin by learning more about the conditions that cause Deaf-Blindness, such as Usher ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2020 7:51 AM by Kayla Patt
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Tuesday, 5 May 2020
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blog preview image Vision Health for All Ages   Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and physical activity. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day. To keep your eyes healthy, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam to check for common vision problems and eye diseases. It’s the ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2020 10:18 AM by Kayla Patt
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Tuesday, 7 April 2020
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Life is busy and sometimes that means putting your yearly eye exam on the back burner, especially in these difficult times. This is especially true for many women who multitask and take care of those around them.   Health deficiencies and the effect of stress on hormones can lead to chronic health problems.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2020 10:13 AM by Kayla Patt
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Thursday, 19 December 2019
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blog preview image Tennessee Retina is gearing up for 2020 by ensuring that everyone has access to the tools and information necessary to make eye health a "focus" throughout the year.  Healthy eyes are important, but are often overlooked as a part of overall health. Despite the preventable nature of some visual impairments, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2019 7:23 AM by Kayla Patt
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Wednesday, 27 November 2019
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You may know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but did you know that November is also Diabetic Eye Disease Month? People with diabetes can also develop an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is a complication of diabetes that is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2019 7:09 AM by Kayla Patt
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Monday, 21 October 2019
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The American Academy of Ophthalmologists sponsors Eye Injury Prevention Month every October to reinforce the importance of preventing accidents and injury.  Believe it or not, the average home is full of potential dangers that easily go unnoticed. Accidents involving household products cause 125,000 ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2019 12:32 PM by Kayla Patt
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
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September is the beginning of fall, football, and healthy aging! That's right, September is Healthy Aging Month, and that means it's time to focus on all of the positive aspects of growing older and taking care of yourself-physically, socially and mentally. It's never too late to get started on taking ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2019 12:41 PM by Kayla Patt
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