Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Bluefield WV

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Mohammad Yasier Kanawati, MD
(304) 325-5711
PO Box 329
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1966

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Stephen Hill Blaydes, MD
(304) 327-8128
PO Box 1380
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Blaydes Clinic Optical

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Theodore Paul Werblin, MD
(304) 487-6123
PO Box 5879
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1972

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G Frank Britton OD
Pearle Vision
(304) 325-3603
3101 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV
 
Paul Lallande OD
Looney Eye Care
(276) 326-2717
2036 Leatherwood Ln
Boissevain, VA
 
Yasier Kanawati, MD
510 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Damascus Univ
Graduation Year: 1966

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J Elliott Blaydes, MD FACS
(304) 327-8128
2309 Jefferson St
Bluefield, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1954

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John Hendrix OD
Appalachian Eye Care
(304) 325-7904
322 North St
Bluefield, WV
 
George Gillespie OD
(276) 322-2347
4001 College Ave
Bluefield, VA
 
Donald Taylor OD
Adkins Eyecare Ctr
(304) 425-7265
866 Mercer St
Princeton, WV
 
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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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