Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Bella Vista AR

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Charles William Hof, MD
(479) 636-7506
25 Cunningham Cor
Bella Vista, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1973

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Randall Earl Cole, MD
(479) 246-1700
PO Box 1353
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lucas Oliver Platt II, DO
(479) 636-7506
3737 W Walnut St
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar; Northwest Health -Bates Med C, Bentonville, Ar; St Mary Rogers Mem Hosp, Rogers, Ar
Group Practice: Boozman-Hof Regional Eye Clnc

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Richard Wike OD
Dr Yoos Eye Care & Optical
(479) 855-0009
2829 Bella Vista Way
Bella Vista, AR
 
C William Hof
Boozman/Hof Regional Eye Clnc
(479) 246-1700
Po Box 1353
Rogers, AR
 
Susan Buyse Johnson, MD
(501) 254-9471
13 Wimbledon Way
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Stephen Vold
(479) 246-1700
3737 West Walnut Street
Rogers, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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William Yoos OD
Hutchins Eye Clinic
(479) 876-2020
2 Oldham Dr
Bella Vista, AR
 
Rick Hutchins OD
Bella Vista Optical
(479) 271-9800
1501 Se Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
 
Lucas Platt MD
Hof Boozman Regional Eye Clnc
(479) 246-1700
Po Box 1353
Rogers, AR
 
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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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