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Dean M Sherry, MD
(580) 226-3100
2408 N Commerce St
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore, Ok
Group Practice: Fitzgerald Eye Clinic

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Gerald Lee Zeavin, MD
(405) 223-5311
921 14th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore, Ok
Group Practice: Medical Arts Clinic Of Ardmore

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Dr G W Clay Optomotrist
(580) 223-8676
P.O. BOX 1848
Ardmore, OK
 
SarahE. Clay,O.D.
(580) 223-8676
226 North Main
Ardmore, OK
 
G W Clay OD PC
(580) 223-8676
226 W Main St
Ardmore, OK
Services
Optometrist

Dr.LAURA GILMORE
(580) 220-6189
731 12th Ave NW # 200
Ardmore, OK
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dean M Sherry
(580) 226-3100
2408 N Commerce St
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Family Vision Care
(580) 226-3523
P.O. BOX 1622
Ardmore, OK
 
David Steve Hobbs OD
(580) 226-5858
1203 W Broadway St
Ardmore, OK
Services
Optometrist

Dr Don P Martin OD Inc
(580) 223-6780
1122 Walnut Dr
Ardmore, OK
Services
Optometrist

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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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