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Monday, 13 March 2023
What does a Fluorescein Angiogram capture and why is it necessary?
Going to the doctor can be a stressful event for the patient. We are continuing our series of blog posts explaining things that might happen while you are at the office and why. During an exam there may be additional testing ordered, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/13/2023 1:52 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Thursday, 9 February 2023
Going to the doctor can be a stressful event for the patient. To help put an ease to your worries, we are continuing our series explaining some of the things that may occur during your visit and why. During an exam there may be additional testing ordered, in addition to the physical exam performed by ...Read More...
Posted on 02/09/2023 12:55 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Going to the doctor can be a stressful event for the patient. Fear and anxiety often occur when worrying about your health and possible diagnosis. To help put an ease to your worries, we are going to explain some of the things that may occur during your visit and why. During an exam there may be additional ...Read More...
Posted on 01/18/2023 2:25 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Monitoring your vision at home is critical to the health of your eyes. The importance of reporting vision changes is essential. Monitoring your vision one eye at a time is key to discover these changes. It is very important to monitor your vision regularly at home, one eye at a time, and notify us if ...Read More...
Posted on 12/14/2022 1:03 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 14 November 2022
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...
Posted on 11/14/2022 1:53 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Friday, 14 October 2022
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...
Posted on 10/14/2022 10:56 AM by Joanna Reasoner
Thursday, 15 September 2022
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...
Posted on 09/15/2022 7:44 AM by Joanna Reasoner
Friday, 12 August 2022
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...
Posted on 08/12/2022 7:22 AM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 11 July 2022
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.
Extended ...Read More...
Posted on 07/11/2022 2:41 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 25 April 2022
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...
Posted on 04/25/2022 1:55 PM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 11 April 2022
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...
Posted on 04/11/2022 11:16 AM by Joanna Reasoner
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
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...
Posted on 02/09/2022 12:41 PM by Dena Beck
Monday, 10 May 2021
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...
Posted on 05/10/2021 2:49 PM by Dena Beck
Thursday, 12 November 2020
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...
Posted on 11/12/2020 2:27 PM by Kayla Bostain
Friday, 30 October 2020
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!
Posted on 10/30/2020 7:50 AM by Kayla Patt
Friday, 21 August 2020
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...
Posted on 08/21/2020 2:59 PM by Kayla Patt
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
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...
Posted on 07/29/2020 12:11 PM by Kayla Patt
Saturday, 20 June 2020
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...
Posted on 06/20/2020 7:51 AM by Kayla Patt
Tuesday, 5 May 2020
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...
Posted on 05/05/2020 10:18 AM by Kayla Patt
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
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...
Posted on 04/07/2020 10:13 AM by Kayla Patt