Cornea & Cataract Consultants of Nashville provides a full range of eye surgery and ophthalmologist treatments in Central Tennessee. If you are looking for an ophthalmologist in Nashville, an ophthalmologist in Franklin, or an ophthalmologist in Murfreesboro, you can look to us for all your advanced eye care needs.
At Cornea & Cataract Consultants of Nashville, we treat a wide range of eye conditions.
Keratitis is caused by an inflamed cornea. The condition could arise from wearing contact lenses too long or from a bacterial or viral infection. Eye injuries can also sometimes cause keratitis. Treatment is usually quite simple and involves removing the source of the irritation or by medicated eye drops.
Dry eye occurs when eyes become inflamed, red and uncomfortable. The condition happens when the tear ducts fail to create enough liquid to keep the eyes properly moistened. Sometimes dry eye can be treated by lifestyle adjustment, but in other cases, eye drops may be necessary to keep the eyes moist.
Glaucoma is a term used to describe any damage to the optic nerve caused by excessive pressure. In mild cases, glaucoma can be treated with medication or eye drops. In severe cases, surgery may be required. Glaucoma can lead to blindness if not treated. Because of the severe consequences of this condition, you should schedule regular examinations with your eye doctor.
Diabetic retinopathy can arise from diabetes. Left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness. Since diabetes might lead to many complications and not only eye difficulties, you should consider carefully treating the underlying cause, as well as the eye issues, in consultation with your general care physician and your ophthalmologist. The symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include blurry vision, "floaters" in the field of vision, and a loss of the central field of vision. Diabetes can be treated both with medicine and with lifestyle changes.
Cataracts happen when the lens of the eye, which admits light, becomes clouded. This can happen due to age or excessive light. The condition can eventually lead to blindness if the lens becomes too clouded. If the cataracts are serious, eye surgery can remove the lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens.
Keratoconus is a distortion of the cornea, in which it bulges and becomes thinner. The cornea eventually becomes cone-shaped. Treatment options vary depending on the cause of the corneal distortion. We offer a procedure called orthokeratology, in which special contact lenses are fitted to reshape the cornea.
Macular degeneration occurs when the macula, a point at the center of the retina, begins to deteriorate. Untreated macular degeneration can lead to permanent blindness. Mild or early cases of macular degeneration can be treated by diet and the adoption of a healthier lifestyle. More serious cases can also be treated, and the degeneration slowed. Consultation with our doctors can help you find treatment options if you suffer from macular degeneration.
An Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon Near Me
If you live in central Tennessee, including Nashville, Franklin or Murfreesboro, we would be delighted to provide you with more information about our full range of eye care services and treatments. Call Cornea & Cataract Consultants at (615) 320-7200 to learn more about us or to schedule a consultation with an eye doctor.