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Gary Thomas Fischbach, MD
(803) 643-3400
721 Richlin Avenue West South
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Aiken Reg Med Ctr, Aiken, Sc
Group Practice: Fischbach Family Med Ophthlmlg

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Jonathan Scott Collins, MD
206 Centre South Blvd
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.John Gleichauf
(803) 642-4339
1051 Silver Bluff Rd # A
Aiken, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Linda K Vanderslice, MD
(410) 573-9055
297 Vanderbilt Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1986

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John George Gleichauf, MD
(803) 642-4339
1051 Silver Bluff Rd Ste A
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1962

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Stephen K Van Der Vliet, MD
(803) 649-3951
210 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1968

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Daniel Joseph Smith, MD
(803) 642-6060
410 University Pkwy Ste 1560
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jonathan Hongsoo Tsai, MD
(803) 649-7991
111 Gregg Ave
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Lee Grantham, MD
139 Waterloo St SW
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Enoch Nai-Chung Tsai, MD
(803) 649-7991
PO Box 2494 111 Gregg Avenue
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970

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Age Related Macular Degeneration


There are a number of reasons why people may develop AMD, including increasing age, genetic and hereditary factors, and environmental risk factors. Since pigment in the eyes appears to be protective, Caucasians, particularly women, appear to be at greater risk. Smoking, family history, nutrition, and sunlight exposure over the course of one's lifetime may also play a role.

There are two forms of AMD, a more common dry form and a less common wet form. In the dry form, which affects 90% of AMD patients, aging deposits called drusen become deposited underneath the macula. In the vast majority of patients, these drusen cause no visual changes; however, in some the drusen can cause the macula to thin, resulting in a slow, gradual decrease in central vision. If the drusen cause substantial weakening of important layers in the macula, the wet form of AMD may then develop. Wet AMD develops when abnormal blood vessels start to grow through the layers of the macula that have been weakened by the dry form of AMD. These abnormal blood vessels can cause bleeding, leakage of fluid, and the formation of scar tissue, which in turn can lead to a rapid and severe loss of central vision. Although only 1 in 10 patients with AMD will convert from the dry to the wet form, the wet form accounts for 90% of the vision loss associated with AMD. The chance of a patient with dry AMD converting to the more agressive wet form is approximately 2% each year...

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