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Nashville Eye Group

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5505 Edmondson Pike Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone: 615-331-8688
Fax: 615-331-2273

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am5:00pm
Thursday7:00am5:00pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
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Retinal Detachment

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain.  When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position .  If not discovered and promptly treated, retinal detachments can cause permanent vision loss.

Retinal detachments can affect all people, but is more likely to occur in people who:
•    Are extremely nearsighted
•    Have had a retinal detachment in the other eye
•    Have a family history of retinal detachment
•    Have had cataract surgery
•    Have other eye diseases or disorders such as retinoschisis, uveitis, degenerative myopia or lattice degeneration
•    Have had an eye injury

Symptoms

Symptoms include a sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye.  Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over the field of vision.  A retinal detachment is s medical urgency.  Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal detachment should call the office immediately.  Same day evaluation is imperative.

Treatment

With modern therapy, most of those with a retinal detachment can be successfully treated, although sometimes multiple treatments are needed.  However, the visual outcome is not always predictable.  The final visual result may not be known for up to several months following surgery.  Even under the best of circumstances and even after multiple attempts at repair, treatment sometimes fails and vision may eventually be lost.  Visual results are best if the retinal detachment is repaired before the macula (the center region of the retina responsible for fine, detailed vision) detaches.  That is why it is important to contact us immediately if you notice a sudden onset of flashes, floaters or any curtain or veil obstructing vision in either eye.

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Welcome!

At Nashville Eye Group, we are committed to using the latest technology available in order to provide the highest quality eye care. We specialize in providing the most advanced products in the industry. From infants to seniors, we are able to provide for all your eye care needs. We promise you will be treated like family.

This website was created for you, our patients. In it you can find just about anything you want to know about your eyes and our practice. We hope you find it very helpful.

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am5:00pm
Thursday7:00am5:00pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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5505 Edmondson Pike Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37211
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