Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Alexandria LA

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Thomas Ragin Robinson, MD
1420 Peterman Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1963

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Lisso Nachman, MD FACS
(318) 443-7295
4315 Willowick Blvd
Alexandria, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Louisiana
Graduation Year: 1961

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James W Welch Jr, MD
(318) 448-0221
4300 Parliament Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Rapides Reg Med Ctr, Alexandria, La; St Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, La
Group Practice: Welch Eye Center

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Robert Bruce Wallace III, MD
(318) 448-4488
4110 Parliament Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Matthew David Hammond, MD
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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Chad Norton, MD
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael Arthur Redmond, MD
(318) 487-2020
231 Windermere Blvd
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1993

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James Henry White, MD
2920 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Dublin, Trinity Coll, Sch Of Physic, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1959

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Philip Morris Laborde, MD
(318) 445-7106
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1957

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Martin Luther Laird IV, MD
(318) 443-7295
501 4th St
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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