The recent wildfires that besieged Sevier County have taken an immeasurable toll in terms of lives lost, property damaged or destroyed and people displaced from their homes. Fortunately, the people of East Tennessee are coming together in impressive numbers to assist locals and visitors who were impacted by the fire’s destruction with their contributions of essential goods and services, finances and volunteer hours.
Campbell Cunningham Laser Center, Knoxville’s first on-site laser center dedicated to LASIK vision correction, was recently voted the winner of the LASIK Surgery category by readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel as part of the newspaper’s annual Best of Knoxville readers’ choice awards. In addition, the practice of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor and Haun was voted a favorite in the Optometrist category.
KNOXVILLE (March 2, 2015)—The Ophthalmology practice of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun has expanded its Regional Retina Center.
Regional Retina Center at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun was created to focus specifically on treatment of retina-related eye diseases, including Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusions, Floaters and Flashes, Uveitis and Retinal Tears/Retinal Detachment. Treatments are advancing for many of these conditions, and Regional Retina Center offers a fellowship-trained, board-certified specialist along with specialized facilities for treatment.
It was once thought that high eye pressure was the main cause of this optic nerve damage. Although eye pressure is clearly a risk factor, we now know that other factors must also be involved because even people with “normal” IOP (intraocular pressure) can experience vision loss from glaucoma. [Read more…]
Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun offer a variety of services that support ophthalmology, including treatments that stop twitching, correct eyelid issues, restore eyelashes, and even reduce wrinkles.
One treatment we offer is BOTOX®. Though you’d think this would primarily be offered by cosmetic surgeons, BOTOX also has value for treating eye conditions. [Read more…]
It Depends On How Old–Or How Young–You Are.
Regular eye examinations are important for a number of reasons. The most obvious, of course, is making sure that you’re able to see to do the things you want to do. Your eyes are continually changing, and regular exams help you and your doctor make corrections to your vision (via glasses, contacts, LASIK or other procedures) to keep your sight the best it can be. [Read more…]
During cataract surgery, the physician replaces the cloudy natural lens in the eye with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is very common and has a high success rate. And new lens technologies are helping to make outcomes better for many cataract patients.
Initially, replacement lenses, or intraocular implants (IOLs) were monofocal–they were only capable of focusing at either near or far distance. Patients would use corrective lenses to compensate. [Read more…]
Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States, and it has one of the highest success rates of any surgery. However, there are cases after cataract surgery where the patient is still experiencing cloudy vision. This may develop weeks or even months after successful surgery.
This cloudiness is not uncommon, and it can be corrected using a procedure called Posterior Capsulotomy.
The lens of your eye has a cellophane-like outer lining called the capsule. During cataract surgery, the natural lens in the eye is removed, but great care is taken to keep the capsule in place to hold the replacement artificial (intraocular) lens.
Sometimes after surgery, the posterior capsule (located behind the implanted intraocular lens) can become cloudy, causing some loss of vision. When this happens, your ophthalmologist performs a Posterior Capsulotomy to reduce the obstruction.
The procedure is often called a YAG Laser Treatment, after the name of the instrument used to perform it. In the YAG treatment, a carefully aimed beam of light creates a tiny opening in the capsule, allowing light to enter the eye. This treatment usually results in an immediate and dramatic change in vision.
If you have cataract surgery, your physician will ask you to report any cloudiness or changes in vision that may occur afterwards. This is done because if a Posterior Capsulotomy becomes necessary later, the earlier you determine if the treatment will benefit you, the better your chances of restoring vision clarity.
And keep in mind that Posterior Capsulotomies are not uncommon; the cloudiness can be part of the body’s normal healing process.
Need to know more about cataracts and cataract surgery? Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun have performed thousands of cataract procedures, and offer the latest in premium cataract intraocular replacement lenses. To schedule an appointment, call 865-584-0905 or contact us here.
You may be suffering from a Retinal Vein Occlusion. This is a blockage in one of the small vessels that transports blood away from the retina. If one of the veins gets blocked, the blockage can create an immediate change in vision. [Read more…]
Uveitis is a type of eye inflammation. It is an irritation of the uvea, or center part of the eye, which includes the iris and surrounding tissue. Uveitis can be a serious condition which can lead to permanent vision loss if not identified and properly treated. [Read more…]