We found 3 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Premier near Nashville, TN.

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Dr. Carl Awh M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 3.71 stars (8 ratings)
345 23rd Avenue North; Suite 350
Nashville, TN

Dr. Carl Awh specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Awh's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awh honors. Dr. Awh is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration

Dr. Everton L. Arrindell M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 23rd Avenue N; Suite 350
Nashville, TN

Dr. Everton Arrindell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Arrindell attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests encompass retinal detachment. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He is affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , retinal detachment

All Interests: Retinal Detachment

Dr. Melissa Morrison Toyos MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.64 stars (31 ratings)
2204 Crestmoor
Nashville, TN

Dr. Melissa Toyos is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Toyos's clinical interests include latisse, pterygium, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Toyos attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Toyos has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. She is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye injuries, pterygium

All Interests: Voluma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Kybella Injection, Botox Injection, Glycolic Peel, CO2 Laser ... (Read more)

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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.
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