Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and is a leading cause of preventable blindness among American adults. Approximately 45 percent of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic eye disease. The good news is that preventative measures and current treatments can help keep your vision clear and bright. Read more from Dr. Perkins’ article.
As part of Dr. Cummings’ presentation on diabetic eye disease, he shared the results of the latest clinical trial from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR). The DRCR.net is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The NEI is a part of the National Institutes of Health, which is the branch of government that funds medical research. Southeastern Retina is one of the110 participating sites (offices) with over 400 physicians throughout the United States.
Read more from Dr. Shah’s article: Dr. Shah’s Article: Diabetic Eye Disease – The Facts
Dr. John Hoskins discusses on Educational TV Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and what Southeastern Retina Associates is doing to treat this number 1 reason for blindness for those over 50. AMD is a type of macular degeneration that happens as the result of aging. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.
KNOXVILLE, TN (January 30, 2015): Southeastern Retina Associates recently received a prestigious industry award for its contributions to advancing medical research of diabetes-induced retinal disorders. Southeastern Retina Associates was awarded the Top Site Award for 2014 and 2013 by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research (DRCR) Network for demonstrating outstanding performance in the DRCR Network. “We are honored to be acknowledged again at this level for our clinical excellence,” said Dr. Joseph M. Googe, Jr. of Southeastern Retina Associates. “Our entire staff has always been committed to providing the finest care possible and offering our patients the newest and best treatments of vision-threatening diseases.” The DRCR is a collaborative network funded by the National Eye Institute (NIH) and is dedicated to clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and associated conditions. The DRCR includes over 120 participating sites (offices) with over 320 physicians throughout the United States. “If you are diabetic and have vision issues, as a patient of Southeastern Retina Associates, you can be assured you have the most experienced medical team in the region working to preserve your eyesight,” said Googe. “We have been leading clinical trials for more than 15 years and continue to advance leading edge […]
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Join us in welcoming Dr. Shah to our Chattanooga office! Dr. Rohan Shah is a Tennessee native and grew up in Lawrenceburg, TN. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. About Dr. Rohan Shah, M.D.
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