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Axel C Hansen, MD FACS
(615) 254-0941
1716 Windover Dr
Nashville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry
Graduation Year: 1944

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Amy Jean Simmons, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1990

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Frank Hal Scott, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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Joseph Edward Sofranko, MD
(615) 865-9338
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1968

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Aziz A Khanifar, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Usc School Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2002

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Denise A John, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Graduation Year: 2003

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Edwin Dale Batchelor, MD
(615) 292-5574
Executive Suite 4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert Lewis Estes, MD
(615) 329-0420
6111 Elizabethan Dr
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn

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Roy Trent Wallace, MD
(615) 860-1727
3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 200
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1986

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Thomas C Stuckey, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Lsu New Orleans
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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