Dr. Randall Funderburk Opens New State-Of-The-Art Retina Center

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dr. Randall Funderburk announced Thursday that he has opened The Retina Center as his new ophthalmology practice in Chattanooga. Located on the second floor of the Jarnigan Medical Center at 7268 Jarnigan Road, The Retina Center is a newly-renovated, state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for the evaluation and treatment of patients with retinal diseases and disorders. 

"I wanted my new practice to be something special. This is why I designed everything at The Retina Center to ensure my patients receive the highest level of professional care and obtain the best health for their eyes in a warm, compassionate environment,” said Dr. Funderburk, managing ophthalmologist and retinal-vitreous specialist for The Retina Center.

The Retina Center is a 1,900-square-foot facility equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat retinal and vitreous disorders of the eye, including an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging system that can produce a crystal-clear, precise 3-D image of the eyes; an ultrasonography system that can generate images of the eye to evaluate for recent decrease or loss of vision due to bleeding inside the eye cavity; and a Quantel Medical Vitra Multispot Laser for treating patients who have been diagnosed with diabetic eye disease. 

With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Funderburk has become a highly successful, well-respected ophthalmologist and is considered by his colleagues to be the top retinal and vitreous specialist in the region.  This experience has provided Dr. Funderburk with the necessary training and skills to treat severe eye trauma and all types of retinal and vitreous diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, cancer of the eye, retinal vascular disorders, vitreomacular traction disorders, congenital retinal disorders and many other retinal diseases.

As a native of Chattanooga, Dr. Funderburk graduated from Baylor School and completed his Bachelor Arts in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1975.  He then received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis in 1979.  He went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga in 1983 where he was appointed chief resident for the Department of Ophthalmology.  In 1984, he completed a fellowship in retina and vitreous surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Today, Dr. Funderburk is Board Certified in Ophthalmology with a Retina-Vitreous sub-specialty as well as a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.

In addition to opening The Retina Center, Dr. Funderburk also announced he has formed a new partnership with SouthEast Eye Specialists where he will be the new retinal-vitreous specialist that will diagnose and treat retinal and vitreous disorders of the eye.  Dr. Funderburk is currently accepting new patients by physician referral only and will see them at The Retina Center in Chattanooga or SouthEast Eye Specialists’ Cleveland office.

For more information on retinal and vitreous diseases of the eye, people are encouraged to speak with their personal physician about their vision and ask questions about possible treatment options. For more information on The Retina Center, call 423 834-9383. 

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