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7686 Oak Ridge Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37931

Monday: 9:00am thru 6:00pm
Tues. & Wed.: 8:30am thru 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am thru 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am thru 4:30pm
*Fri: appts till 1pm, office open all day*
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Cataracts can start to take effect in 60 percent of people older than 60. This condition occurs when the normally clear lens of the eye starts to become cloudy and this can affect the vision greatly. Most cataracts form due to a change in the chemical composition of the lens. Some changes are caused by a hereditary enzyme defect, diabetes, use of certain drugs, sun exposure, or any trauma to the eyes. Some cataracts can form on the outer edge of the lens and will not cause any noticeable vision changes, while others will form on the center of the lens causing cloudiness.

If you are experiencing double vision, blurred vision, light sensitivity, glare, or loss in color perception you might be diagnosed with cataracts. As cataracts get worse, glasses will no longer improve sight.

Over time advanced technology has allowed cataracts to be less worrisome. Cataract surgery is a process of surgically removing the clouded lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure does not require hospitalization and insures a quick recovery. If testing shows that you may be ready for cataract surgery, we can help you choose a surgeon who is just right for you. In addition, we provide post-operative care for cataract surgery.

Our Latest Technology

Specular Microscopy

Specular Microscopy The Cornea (the clear front window of the eye) consists of five layers. The inner most layer is called the endothelium. This layer consists of specialized cells called endothelial cells that cover the posterior surface of the cornea. The primary purpose of these cells is to maintain the health and transparency of the cornea.

Advanced age, disease, injury and contact lens complications can cause significant reduction in endothelial cell density. When this occurs, the cornea becomes hazy causing glare and decreased vision.

Specular Microscopy is a non-invasive photographic technique that allows our doctors to visualize and analyze the corneal endothelium at the cellular level. Early detection of cell loss will result in prompt treatment reducing the risk of corneal edema (swelling) and helping to maintain corneal health.

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