Cataract Surgery Lenoir City TN

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Robert Eugene Price, MD
(865) 694-2021
200 Fort Sanders West Blvd Ste 101
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Fort Sanders Loudon Med Ctr, Loudon, Tn
Group Practice: Knoxville Eye Ctr

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Paul Seabrook Ambrose, MD
(865) 690-4731
9349 Parkwest Blvd Westside Med Bldg Ste 105
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1970

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Bradley J Luttrell, MD
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University Of Tn-Chattanooga
Graduation Year: 2000

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Robert Scott Dotson, MD
(865) 483-6399
200 New York Ave Ste 130
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974

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Lee Alan Smalley, MD
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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James Howard Miller Jr, MD
(865) 671-2025
12949 Clear Ridge Rd Lot 37
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp Of East Tenn, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Southeastern Retina Associates East Tn Regional Eye Center

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Mary Patricia Collins, MD
(865) 690-4731
9349 Park West Blvd Ste 105
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kenneth William Olander, MD
(865) 982-3520
622 Smithview Dr
Maryville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.KATHRYN BAKER
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Boykin Sloan, MD
(910) 763-3601
800 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Eye Associates Of Wilmington

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Cataract Eye Surgery Treatment

Once your eye doctor has diagnosed a cataract that is affecting your vision, using surgery to remove the cloudy lens is the only way to treat it. In small -incision surgery, a very small opening of about an eighth of an inch is made in the eye, and an ultrasound instrument breaks the cataract into small pieces and then removes them. Once a permanent, clear, artificial lens implant is then inserted inside the eye in place of the natural lens to help focus light. A stitch may or may not be used to close the small opening in the eye at the end of the operation. Your eye surgeon performs this extremely delicate surgery with a powerful magnifying microscope.

What To Expect Before And During Cataract Surgery:

Once you and your eye doctor have decided to have your cataract removed, your eye will be measured in the office for the new artificial implant. Your surgery will usually be an outpatient or same-day surgery, meaning that if your surgery goes well, you will come to the hospital the day of the surgery and go home after the operation on the same day. You will be asked not to eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery to avoid having an upset stomach during your surgery.

Most patients are not put completely to sleep for cataract surgery, but instead may be given intravenous sedation to relax, as well as numbing eye drops or a numbing injection around the eye. During the surgery, you may hear your surgeon speak or the sound of instruments working, and you may see bright lights and changing colors, but you will not see the details of the actual surgery. Near the end, the microscope light may become very bright as your lens implant is fitted inside your eye ...

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Cataract Symptoms and Treatments

A cataract is a natural clouding of the normally clear lens inside the eye that occurs with age. Light must pass through the lens to reach the retina, and a cataract makes the vision hazy. Cataracts are part of the aging process and are found in over 75% of people over the age of 70. The lens is clear at birth, but with time it becomes hazier and more yellow or brown. Cataracts are one of the most common causes of treatable, reversible vision loss.

The most common type of cataract is an age-related cataract. Much less commonly, cataracts can be present at birth, these are called congenital cataracts. A cataract that forms as a result of an eye injury is a traumatic cataract. Certain medical conditions (such as diabetes) and certain medicines (such as steroids) can impossible to predict how quickly a cataract will progress. In most cases, cataracts do not cause permanent damage to the eye besides affecting the vision. However, rare cases of extremely advanced cataracts may result in inflammation or high eye pressure.

Symptoms You May Experience:
Your vision may gradually become blurred over months or years and you may notice sensitivity to light or glare. Poor night vision, difficulty driving, and needing brighter light to read are common symptoms of cataracts. Some people also experience double vision in one eye, fading or yellowing of colors, or frequent eyeglass prescription changes, especially after years of stable vision. Cataracts may cause some people to no longer need their eyeglasses as the cataract changes the way the eye refracts, or bends, light (known as "second sight"). Cataracts are so named (the word means "waterfall") because having a cataract may give the impression of looking through the mist or fog from a waterfall. Cataracts are typically painless ...

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