Dr. Keg's Thoughts

Monday, 28 April 2014
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Jeff and I are fortunate to have three great kids. I just returned from the Virginia College of Medicine (VCOM) where our youngest, Kelli, will enter osteopathic medical school in the Fall. One of the things that struck me was the level of similarity between the osteopathic approach to medicine and ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2014 10:53 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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We have a special event coming up on Thursday, May 1, 2-6 pm. If you want a frame that doesn't look like everyone else, then you really need to see it. We are introducing Drift Eyewear which has not been carried  anywhere else in Tennessee. We saw this line at our recent ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/24/2014 1:03 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 11 April 2014
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We have a special event coming up at our sister practice, Cool Springs EyeCare in Franklin. Both of our practices will be carrying Drift Eyewear, in the next few weeks. Drift has not been carried by anyone else in Tennessee. We saw this line at our recent trip to Vision Expo in New York and fell ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2014 2:51 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Friday, 21 March 2014
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Part 2 - In this particular case, our patient had a plastic lens because she chose not to get a reflection-free surface and wanted to save some money. Reflection-free surfaces greatly enhance the clarity of the optics with polycarbonate. We don’t recommend any polycarbonate lenses that do not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2014 1:01 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Thursday, 06 March 2014
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We recently had a patient who filled her prescription in our optical with new frames and lenses. Later, she was out shopping and stopped by another eye doctor’s office. When she did, she talked to their optician who looked at her frames and lenses and said something to the tune of “I can’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2014 2:09 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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If you’ve been watching the winter Olympics, one of the most intriguing human interest stories has been NBC anchor Bob Costas and his eye infection. It started in his left eye and on the opening night, he expressed that “his doctors said it would be cleared up in 2-3 days.”  Unfortunately, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2014 2:48 PM by Dr. susan Kegarise
Friday, 17 January 2014
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As a follow-up to my blog on January 4, I wanted to mention one other thing on eye pressure. You would think that anything that’s called pressure would cause you some discomfort, pain, or awareness if it was high. The reality is that your eye pressure has to reach roughly 45 or above before most ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2014 4:15 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Thursday, 02 January 2014
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Intraocular pressure varies from day to day, from morning to evening and even with the type of instrument used to measure the pressure. Recently we found that an individual patient’s corneal thickness will cause a variance in the measured eye pressure versus actual “inside the eye” ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2014 1:01 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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Glaucoma is defined as a chronic optic nerve disease characterized by loss of healthy nerve tissue. Does that definition sound strange to you?  Many patients may be saying, “I thought glaucoma was high eye pressure.”  We did such a good job communicating how important it is to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2013 10:42 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 08 November 2013
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  In the United States, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness. This month, I'm having           Dr. Jessica Durham give us an update on diabetes and ways to prevent vision loss.  --- Dr. Jeff Kegarise Did you know more ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2013 12:51 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Tuesday, 08 October 2013
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Forget slam dunk highlights on ESPN. Is there anything that looks or sounds sweeter than a long range jump shot swishing throught the net? String music requires proper ball flight, arc and excellent depth perception in a shooter.  There are three basic levels of depth perception; overlapping ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2013 1:40 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
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A number of our patients use Omega 3 essential fatty acids (fish oil) for eye health purposes.  We have four (4) strong recommendations when choosing from the myriad of choices on the health food aisle. 1.  Third party tested - make sure that someone other than the manufacturer has evaluated ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2013 7:04 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Tuesday, 06 August 2013
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When I go to the pharmacy section for eye care, I am amazed at the array of products. Unless you’re specifically told by your eye doctor what to get, how are you supposed to make a buying decision?  What if it’s the wrong medicine for your condition?  Over-the-counter drops ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2013 2:21 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Monday, 01 July 2013
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The UV Index developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) has made many Americans more aware of the risks of sunburn and skin cancer from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But did you know UV and other radiation from the sun can also harm ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2013 4:52 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Thursday, 16 May 2013
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After four years of study, the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS 2) was released. It found that for individuals with age-related macular degeneration, Omega 3 supplementation did not reduce the risk of vision loss. The addition of Lutein and Zeazanthine slowed the progression of vision loss ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2013 2:50 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Friday, 10 May 2013
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Many of us are feeling the effects of spring by having itchy, burning eyes.  When managing eye allergies, it’s not a one size fits all answer.  Those people who have spring allergies should try to minimize their exposure on a heavily pollinated day.  Easy to say and tough to do.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2013 12:02 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
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Recently I’ve been asked about a few interesting therapies that have been reported on the internet or other sources.  I thought I’d address these to help you in case you’ve heard of the same rumors.  FALSE!  Patients on birth control can have a steepening of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/30/2013 9:29 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Thursday, 04 April 2013
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Recently I’ve been asked about a few interesting therapies that have been reported on the internet or other sources.  I thought I’d address these to help you in case you’ve heard of the same rumors.  FALSE!  Patients on birth control can have a steepening of their ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2013 9:05 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
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Hillary Clinton recently resigned as the United States Secretary of State. Prior to her full resignation, she was regularly in the public spotlight. Some people noticed that her glasses were filmy. Does she have a bad anti-reflection coating? Does she have a very high prescription? Did she forget to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2013 10:32 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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Our office will be closed Monday-Wednesday, Dec 24-26 and also closed on New Years Day. We have added another doctor to our Cool Springs schedule for the last two Saturdays of the month if you need to get an eye exam. For the Donelson schedule, click here. By this time of year, you’ve probably ...Read More...
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