We’re so excited to introduce our patients to Dr. Adam Carrera. Dr. Carrera will be joining Baptist Eye Surgeons on August 3. He’s a skilled surgeon who has a passion for developing relationships with his patients and involving them in every decision made for their eye health and care. All of us at Baptist Eye Surgeons are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carrera to our team.
Glaucoma is a silent condition that can slowly steal your sight without treatment. While treatments such as eye drops, medications, and surgeries exist, they don’t always work for everyone. This can lead people to seek alternative methods to help preserve their vision.
Enter the XEN Gel Stent. This tiny tube allows the liquid in your eye to flow properly, which in turn reduces high eye pressure. It’s for those who haven’t had luck with other forms of glaucoma treatment. Most people may qualify for the procedure pending their doctor’s approval. Talk to your doctor about side-effects and other risks. Read more
This month, Baptist Eye Surgeons welcomes Dr. Erik Sweet as the newest member of our team. Dr. Sweet is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a passion for educating his patients and making sure they feel heard. We look forward to him joining our practice and the enthusiasm that he brings. Read more
Everyone here at Baptist Eye Surgeons wants you to have the best summer possible. Whether it’s grilling, going on vacation, or simply spending as much time outside as possible, we want you to be making smart choices about your vision while having fun in the sun.
That’s why we are so passionate about UV Safety Month. To have the best summer ever, you need to understand how easy preventing UV damage to your eyes is, how to choose the best sunglasses, and know the dangerous effects of UV radiation. Read more
If you have diabetes, then you know how difficult it can be to keep up with all the variables involved. Everything you do, from general health to eating to exercising, all serve to help keep your blood sugar in check. Failure to do so can harm organs like your heart and kidneys, as well as nerves.
High blood sugar also has an effect on your eyesight. When it comes to diabetes and vision, you want to understand how diabetes affects your vision and be aware of your risk of diabetic eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. You also want to make sure that you’re visiting your ophthalmologist for annual comprehensive eye exams.
While fireworks and Independence Day are a classic pair, you should still exercise caution when combining them. According to a recent report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), almost two-thirds of emergency room visits due to fireworks occurred between mid-June and mid-July of 2018.
Fireworks and eye safety are a huge concern at any time of year, but especially before and after the 4th of July. You need to know the risks fireworks pose to your eyes and vision, how to handle fireworks responsibly, and what to do if a fireworks-related injury were to occur.
Baptist Eye Surgeons has always held our patients’ safety as our top priority. Since 1987, we’ve been providing the best eye care in the East Tennessee region and plan on continuing to do so as long as we’re here. To show how we’re handling coronavirus, we want to share:
- What we’ve always done and will continue to do
- What we’re doing differently
- What you can do when you visit one of our locations
We know that Coronavirus has caused a lot of fear and panic for many people. You can rest assured that Baptist Eye Surgeons are taking every precaution when it comes to the safety of our patients and staff. Read more
You already knew that prolonged exposure to the sun increases your chances of sunburns and skin cancer, but were you aware that it can also negatively affect your vision? What’s more, UV rays can damage your eyes and vision year-round! Ultraviolet light is a constant threat to your eyes, regardless of the weather.
To better understand the threat, you need to:
- Understand how ultraviolet light works
- How UV rays can damage your eyes and vision
- How to protect your eyes and vision from UV damage
Protecting yourself from the threat of UV rays to your eyes and vision is a year-round job. Fortunately, there are some very simple steps you can take to ensure healthy eyes and vision for years to come. Our hope is that you will be more motivated to use adequate protection once you understand the threat UV rays pose to your eyesight. Read more
It’s a very common assumption that heavy, sagging, or droopy upper eyelids are simply a cosmetic issue that affects only someone’s appearance. They may be aware of and concerned about how their heavy eyelids make them look more tired or older than they actually are.
It’s also quite common, however, that heavy upper eyelids interfere with vision, as was the case with a patient who sought help from Dr. Anzeljc a few months ago. This patient happened to know that his heavy upper eyelids were affecting his vision, particularly while he was driving, watching TV, or reading. Read more
While our eyes are a distinguishing feature that’s unique to each one of us, the way that our eyes are meant to function is the same. That said, it may seem like there wouldn’t be much difference between men and women when it comes to developing eye diseases, but this isn’t exactly the case.
- 66% of blind patients
- 63% of people with vision impairment
- 65% of age-related macular degeneration cases
- 61% of both glaucoma and cataract patients