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Located in Germantown, Tennessee, and founded by Dr. Steve Charles in 1984. Charles Retina Institute is one of the world’s foremost retinal clinics, specializing in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.


  • Retinal Detachments
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Holes
  • Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Epimacular Membranes
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • World leaders and authors in retinal surgery
  • Worldwide access
  • Commitment to top medical technology
  • Ethical and compassionate care
  • Integrated care with your eye and medical doctors


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Charles Retina Institute Around the World

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.

“I just think you have a moral imperative to get out there in the world and work hard, especially if you have a particular skill set.”

-Dr. Steve Charles