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Henry Pipes Mills Jr, MD
(601) 977-0272
1461 Canton Mart Rd
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Eyecare Assoc

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Farrah D Newman, MD
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 2005

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Troy Michael Newman, MD
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2003

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Nils Kerim Mungan, MD
(601) 607-7273
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms

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Joel Harris Herring, MD
(601) 981-4091
971 Lakeland Dr Ste 360
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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Frank W McDonald, MD
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Alabama
Graduation Year: 2004

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Nicholas D Mayfield, MD
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 2002

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Charles Gerard Sherwood, MD
(601) 362-8233
3954 Eastwood Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978

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Wilson Emmit Moak, MD
(601) 353-2020
1190 N State St Ste 403
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms

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Elizabeth Wyatt Mitchell, MD
(601) 352-6233
501 Marshall St Ste 603
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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