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Richard Dale Richmond, MD
(304) 255-2622
2401 S Kanawha St
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, Wv
Group Practice: Richmond Cataract & Refractive

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Henry Pagan Gosiene, MD
(304) 252-4216
22 Mallard Ct
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robert OConnor MD
(304) 255-4522
1804 Harper Rd # A
Beckley, WV
 
John Bailes OD
Beckley Vision Ctr
(304) 252-0227
1816 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV
 
Taoufik A Sadat
(304) 252-4216
22 Mallard Ct
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Lewis William Gravely, MD
(304) 253-1210
413 Carriage Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, Wv

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Edward T Liu, MD
(304) 255-5201
119 Mactaggart Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Philippines
Graduation Year: 1958

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David Hunt MD
Retina Consultants
(304) 252-2558
250 George St
Beckley, WV
 
Lewis William Gravely
(304) 253-1210
413 Carriage Drive
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Henry P Gosiene
(304) 252-4216
22 Mallard Ct
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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