Charles Retina Institute is one of the world's foremost retinal clinics, specializing in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. We specialize in the treatment of retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, macular holes, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, epimacular membranes, retinopathy of prematurity, as well as other macular and vitreous problems.
Located in Memphis, Tennessee, it was founded by Dr. Steve Charles in 1984. We are known internationally for our quality of care, surgical expertise, technology development, research, and teaching. Our physicians have treated patients from all 50 states and over 40 foreign countries. Doctors from around the world refer their patients to the Charles Retina Institute, and many of them visit us for advanced surgical training.
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ATTENTION AGE-RELATED MACULAR
DEGENERATION PATIENTS
Play this video to learn about participation in a research study for adults diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration.

OCULAR SURGERY NEWS U.S. EDITION September 25, 2009
Physicians try new techniques to manage macular hole, but cause still elusive
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Dr Charles' radio interview on
macular hole surgery.


News Category: Latest News

3/11/2014
First-Year Students Honored at 2014 Freshman Pinning Ceremony
Nearly 200 Miller School students in the Class of 2017 were honored on Friday evening, March 7, at the 14th Annual John G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony.
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5/2/2013
Dr. Calzada Spearheads Baptist Eye Center
Awards and Achievements
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3/18/2013
Mohammad Rafieetary
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, of Charles Retina Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, shares tips and pearls for interpreting optical coherence tomography scans of the posterior segment.
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1/31/2013
Dr. J. Calzada shares at the presentation dinner at the Baptist Women's Hospital
Dr. J. Calzada shares the finer aspects of the Baptist Eye Center at its presentation dinner at the Baptist Women's Hospital on January 31, 2013.
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12/7/2012
Dr. Charles invited to be an Honorary Member of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society (APVRS)

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10/12/2012
$550,000 grant kick-starts Baptist Pediatric Eye Center
Instead of traveling as far away as Little Rock or St. Louis for specialty pediatric eye care, Mid-South families seeking such services need look no further than Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women.
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4/3/2012
ZEROTO510
Got an innovative idea for a medical device? Need help to get it through FDA regulations and to market?
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4/3/2012
Avvo Rating
Dr. Charles' Avvo Rating
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1/28/2012
Steve Charles, MD, Delivers Pakistan Lecture
Dr. Charles delivers two lectures to an audience in Karachi, Pakistan
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11/18/2011
Avvo Rating
Avvo: Expert Advice When You Need It Most
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8/24/2011
The Role of Scissors in Diabetic Traction Retinal Detachment Surgery
A summary of Dr. Charles' presentation on the current use of scissors for diabetic traction retinal detachment surgery from the annual retina meeting in Boston.
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7/7/2011
Physician Nexus features Steve Charles
Physician Nexus has Steve Charles of Charles Retina as a featured physician.
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9/30/2010
Becker's ASC Review Releases List of 34 of the Best Ophthalmologists in America
Becker's ASC Review recently released the "34 of the Best Ophthalmologists in America" list and Steve Charles, MD was included among the top physicians in his field.
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8/30/2010
Vitreous Microsurgery 5th Edition
Vitreous Microsurgery 5th Edition
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8/11/2010
Dr Charles' radio interview on macular hole surgery

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2/3/2010
Vitreous condensations (floaters)
Pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous condensations will be limited.
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12/7/2009
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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11/23/2009
Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC)
Dr. Calzada becomes a member of the Board of Directors of the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC).
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9/24/2009
Macular Hole Repair
Steve Charles, MD, recommends peeling the ILM in every macular hole repair surgery to remove residual vitreous cortex and epiretinal membrane.
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7/26/2009
Promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor
Jorge Calzada, M.D promoted to Clinial Assistant Professor.
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7/26/2009
Surgery in Panama
Dr. Steve Charles and Dr. Jorge Calzada operate in Panama
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7/26/2009
Jorge Calzada, M.D.
Jorge Calzada, M.D. joins CRI
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6/17/2009
CRI a "Partner in Retinal Health"
Charles Retina Institute has been named a "Partner in Retinal Health" by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
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10/1/2008
MicroDex Robot is a "Memphis Medical Miracle"!
Dr. Charles’ MicroDex Robot is featured in the Oct. 2008 Memphis Downtowner magazine as one of the "Memphis Medical Miracles."
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7/22/2008
Vitreous Microsurgery 4th edition
Vitreous Microsurgery 4th edition now available in Turkish and Chinese
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5/29/2008
Leadership Memphis
Doctor graduates from Leadership Memphis Executive Program.
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5/19/2008
Dr. Charles and Flying Eye Hospital
Dr. Charles and the Project Orbis Flying Eye Hospital are featured in a story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
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3/29/2008
Acquisition of New Technology


OptiMedica PASCAL laser and Heidelberg Spectralis - FIRST and ONLY ophthalmology practice in the Mid-South to offer these two new systems.
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8/22/2007
New Clinical Studies
Only ophthalmology practice in the Mid-South participating in two new studies.
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