Retinal Diseases

People seek out the Vanderbilt Eye Institute for high-quality care for retinal disease. Our ophthalmologists are all highly trained specialists who use the most advanced technologies and approaches for a customized treatment that’s just right for you.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all retinal diseases, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Milam A. Brantley
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4.7

Milam A. BrantleyJr, MD, PhD

    Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease, Usher Disease
Edward Chaum
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4.6

Edward ChaumMD, PhD

    Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Flashes of Light Floaters, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Trauma Eye Ball
Edward F. Cherney
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4.7

Edward F. CherneyMD

    Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease, Usher Disease, Trauma Eye Ball
Anthony B. Daniels
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4.7

Anthony B. DanielsBA, MSc, MD

    Adult Ocular Tumor, Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Melanoma, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Irina De La Huerta
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4.6

Irina De La HuertaMD, PhD

    Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Flashes of Light Floaters, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Trauma Eye Ball
Sapna S. Gangaputra
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4.6

Sapna S. GangaputraMD, MPH

    Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Uveitis

Why Choose Retinal Disease Treatment at Vanderbilt

  • Experienced doctors

    The members of our team of doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized as leading experts in their field. With extensive specialized training, they are uniquely prepared to diagnose, treat and manage the full spectrum of eye diseases and disorders. ​

  • Many treatment options

    We offer a full range of treatments for retinal diseases, from basic procedures to the most-advanced surgeries and treatments for the retina and surrounding tissue. That means we can offer a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. 

  • Advanced technology

    We use the most advanced technology available to provide top-notch care from diagnosis to surgery. We can measure blood flow to the eye using optical coherence tomography angiography, which is extremely accurate and less invasive than other methods. We treat tumors of the eye with intra-arterial treatment, which reduces the need for radiation and chemotherapy. And we are one of the first centers in Tennessee to offer the Iluvien implant to patients with diabetic retinopathy. 

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • High volume of complex cases

    We log more than 15,000 patient visits and perform more than 1,500 vitreoretinal surgeries per year. You can be confident we have the experience necessary to provide the best care for you.

  • Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    B-scan ultrasound
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    Epiretinal membrane surgery
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    Fluorescein angiography
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    Fundus photography
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    Intra-arterial chemotherapy
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    Intravitreal injections
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    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA)
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    Macular hole surgery

Locations (8)

600 Veterans Drive, Suite A
Cookeville, TN 38501
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067
1670 West Main Street, Suite 100
Lebanon, TN 37087