Our bodies naturally change as we get older, including our eyesight. While some changes are common for everyone, others can pose a significant threat to the health of our eyes and vision.
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Glaucoma and diabetes
- Diabetic macular edema
- Cataracts and diabetes
- Diagnosing and treating diabetic eye disease
You’re always looking for ways to improve your health. Whether it’s hitting the gym more or cutting down on fast food, you want to be your best for as long as possible. But have you ever considered the health of your eyes? Keeping your vision healthy is a year-round job. Fortunately, you can take care of your eyes regardless of the year by following a few basic steps.
To keep your vision healthy during 2021:
- Schedule a baseline eye exam
- Wear high-quality sunglasses
- Wear eye protection when appropriate
- Don’t smoke
- Know your family’s vision history
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. (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. (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. (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. (more…)