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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Nashville, TN.

Dr. Carl Cholin Awh, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 23rd Avenue North; Suite 350
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Carl Awh's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Awh's hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Awh attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Awh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, First Health, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Brandon Greer Busbee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 23rd Avenue North; Suite 350
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Brandon Busbee is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Busbee attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Busbee's professional affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, retinal detachment

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Melissa Morrison Cable, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1800 State Street
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Toyos is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Toyos's clinical interests: diabetes, eye injuries, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , eye injuries, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye Injuries

Dr. Everton L Arrindell, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 23rd Avenue North; Suite 350
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Everton Arrindell specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Nashville, TN, Cookeville, TN, and Crossville, TN. Dr. Arrindell's areas of expertise include retinal detachment and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arrindell studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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Relevant Interests: , retinal detachment

All Interests: Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1310 24th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Scott Schoenberger's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Schoenberger include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Kettering Health Network. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schoenberger attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.