Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Dr. Awh honored at Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society

Dr. Awh honored at Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society

Tennessee Retina is proud to share congratulations to our physician, Carl Awh, MD.  Dr. Awh recently traveled to Madrid where he was awarded the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Retina and Vitreous Society for his scientific and professional contributions. Dr. Awh presented a lecture titled, "From Shadows to Light: Illumination During Vitreoretinal Surgery" at the 25th Anniversary meeting of the society.

Dr. Awh and our other physicians at TN Retina are impacting and educating the ophthalmology community internationally. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Awh on this accomplishment. We are proud of all our physicians and the dedication they have in providing the education and care needed to help others.

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Posted on 06/21/2022 11:57 AM by Joanna Reasoner
Monday, 6 June 2022
June is National Men's Health Month

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) is a retina condition which is more common in men than women.
CSR occurs when fluid builds up under your central retina. Central Serous Retinopathy can also be referred as Central Serous Chorioretinopathy or CSC, both terms with the same definition. Due to the fluid under the retina, CSR will cause central blurred and decreased vision, and persistent fluid can sometimes damage the retina, causing lasting effects on the vision.

Though the cause for CSR is not completely understood, there are certain factors that are known to contribute.  Young men who have a type-A personality are at higher risk for CSR. CSR is more common in men aging between 30 and 50 years old. There are prevention steps you can take to limit your risk of developing CSR. Some of these preventions include avoiding corticosteroids (even in nose sprays or topical ointments), minimizing alcohol and caffeine intake, reducing stress, and getting plenty of rest.

Typically CSR will heal on its own within a few weeks to months, but if the fluid persists or worsens, there are treatment options to help avoid permanent damage to your vision. These treatment options include thermal laser treatment, oral medication and eye injections. Photodynamic therapy is another common source of treatment. This treatment includes a cold laser treatment to focally treat the fluid. The severity and duration of the leakage will determine the best treatment option for you.

It is always important to remember to check your vision one eye at a time to indicate any changes, and have an annual eye exam with your regular eye doctor. Do all that you can to protect your vision!
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Posted on 06/06/2022 1:43 PM by Joanna Reasoner
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