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David George Morrison, MD
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1999

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Laura Wayman, MD
(863) 680-7000
8008 Old Smyrna Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kerry James Schumacher, MD
(615) 453-1653
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Radiology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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Daniel Scott Weikert, MD
(615) 771-8717
223 Waterbury Cir
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1991

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Thomas Wohl, MD
3326 Aspen Grove Dr
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1988

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Edward Francis Cherney, MD
(615) 377-1255
3 Maryland Farms
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1973

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Min Shen Chang, MD
5058 Villa Crest Dr
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.James Felch
(615) 791-0060
100 Covey Dr # 107
Franklin, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Williamson Med Ctr, Franklin, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Walton Felch, MD
(615) 791-0060
100 Covey Dr
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Williamson Med Ctr, Franklin, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Eye Associates-Middle TN

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Martin Ira Perlmutter, MD
(615) 329-1903
181 Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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