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Edward Francis Cherney, MD


Associate Professor

4.6 4.6 472 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Detached Retina
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease, Usher Disease
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology,


Fellowship - Moorfields Eye Hospital
Residency - Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
4601 Carothers Parkway
Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067

Tullahoma - Marvel Clinic
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
1801 North Washington
Suite 600
Tullahoma, TN 37388

1821 Heritage Park Plaza
Unit 1 & 2
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I have known Dr Cherney for 20 years and he is a great physician but even better person!
Patient | February 13, 2017

As I said above this was only my second time to visit this doctorIf i knew someone who mad my same prolem as I have, I would certainly recommend this doctor.
Patient | February 9, 2017

Person that put the eye drops in my eye did so in an unusual way...the drop was placed on my upper eyelid and allowed to run down into my eye.
Patient | February 3, 2017

Would have liked to know in the exam room from the Provider/MD that he referred me to a glaucoma specialist prior to checking out when PSR mentioned he wanted me to see another specialist. If he mentioned this to me in the room I did not hear him.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Firat visit with this provider.
Patient | January 29, 2017

My first appt. with dr.
Patient | January 27, 2017

I have greater confidence in Dr. Cherney than I do in any of the ophthalmologist I see at home in Michigan!!!
Patient | January 25, 2017

I feel very secure with his care.
Patient | January 24, 2017

All good experiences. never any bad.
Patient | January 9, 2017

Well pleased.
Patient | December 19, 2016

All good.
Patient | December 16, 2016

Doctor was very kind and explained my condition well.
Patient | December 1, 2016

Dr Cheney is great. He is a quiet man but if asked a question, he goes into great detail to answer your question.
Patient | November 15, 2016

Very good.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Cherney is an educated talented and caring doctor and I am very happy with him and Vanderbilt.
Patient | October 24, 2016

As opposed to my 2015 visit, this OR went very well. Dr. was on time & very amicable. Much better.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Long wait (7 hours at one visit).
Patient | October 17, 2016

Dr. Cherney is an excellent, considerate, caring physician. I have rarely had the degree of personal concern from any physician as I have from Dr. Cherney. He is one of the few physicians I have had to consult who respected my 50 years involved in the medical field and the medical knowledge I have acquired. I am continually grateful for his kindness and consideration and his excellent care. I feel privileged to be under his watchful care.
Patient | October 10, 2016

I am very pleased .
Patient | October 1, 2016

Wonderful doctor. Intelligent. caring kind all the things you want in a doctor.
Patient | August 30, 2016

Dr. Cherney is professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly!
Patient | August 26, 2016

Very nice and caring and answered all my questions. Very good experience.
Patient | August 23, 2016

I have already recommended Doc Cherney to others and will do in the future. He listens, explained everything in ways I could understand and spent a good deal of time with me. very good Dr.
Patient | August 13, 2016

Good... #1. Very good.
Patient | August 5, 2016

Dr. Cherney is a very caring dr.
Patient | August 4, 2016

very competent, I'm sure. no eye contact or personal connection. treats eyes, not people.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Patient | July 28, 2016

Dr. Cherney is always willing to take time needed to explain a problem.
Patient | July 28, 2016

I had surgery (laser) for a hole in retina - I had trouble driving after - told in about 20 min. my vision would clear - hours later it did.
Patient | July 18, 2016

My experience pre-op & surgery (in Feb.) was great post op visits in March a______ very good.
Patient | July 4, 2016

He explained my condition on the level I understood.
Patient | July 4, 2016

Dr. Cherney is a smart, kind and friendly dr. and I would recommend to anyone looking for results.
Patient | July 2, 2016

Very, very good - friendly, funny, excellent abilities. #3. better than very good. #10. I trust them in every way.
Patient | June 14, 2016

Dr Cherney has always been top drawer in my book!
Patient | June 10, 2016

My allergy to gtt. ignored - put gtt. in without checking farther ignored my allergic reaction resulted in extreme pain x 24 called Vandi' eye clinic @ 3 p.m. & again @ 5 no call returned till next day. #4. Ignored allergy.
Patient | June 1, 2016

There was no regard for my time
Patient | May 31, 2016

Dr. was wonderful.
Patient | May 31, 2016

good experience
Patient | May 30, 2016

excelant experience
Patient | May 30, 2016

We assumed that they were checking both eyes on visits due to macular degeneration in left eye so as not to let right eye get as bad as left eye. But that was not the case. His right eye went from 20/20 to 20/50 in two 1/2 mths.
Patient | May 26, 2016

I recently changed providers, and they did not have my records yet. I still think he had enough information and knowledge about my condition that he was able to evaluate and explain, clearly, what I should expect in the future.
Patient | May 9, 2016

I felt very confident in my choice of Dr. Cherney as my vision specialist.
Patient | May 1, 2016

Dr. Cherney is an excellent physician.
Patient | April 11, 2016

My family and I think this Dr. is excellent. We are very pleased with him.
Patient | March 4, 2016

Dr. explained the problem fully to my son, who accompanied me for the appt.
Patient | February 15, 2016

I wish that Dr. Cherney could be my regular provider. He explained clearly what was going on with my eye, which made me much less anxious about it. At the same time, he made it clear that it was appropriate for me to schedule an immediate appointment to have it checked out.
Patient | February 9, 2016

Patient | February 9, 2016

This visit was rushed. Xmas season may have been the problem. Less personnel than normal. Always over-booked. Long waits.
Patient | January 25, 2016

Annual examination scheduled at check-out. Am very happy with being established and followed by this physician, staff, facility.
Patient | January 25, 2016

Thou my vision situation has not improved I do believe that my doctor did all he could to improve my situation. I would recommend him to others if asked.
Patient | January 18, 2016

very good service
Patient | January 16, 2016

Dr. Cherney makes me feel like I'm a person & not just a case #/chart on the door. He always reviews my history and shares particular test results with me. He also keeps me up to date on recent studies--if available & relevant.
Patient | January 11, 2016