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Randal Joseph Rabon, MD
(423) 928-3937
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1981

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Frederick D Slaughter, MD
(423) 989-2020
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Reg Medctr, Bristol, Tn; Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va
Group Practice: Eye Care For The Appalachins

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Jeffrey William Bunning, MD
(800) 842-3627
3185 State Street West South
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr.John Johnson
(423) 929-2111
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James R Vanarsdall, MD FACS
2357 Feathers Chapel Rd
Blountville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1952

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Sidney Alfred Wike, MD
(423) 764-0121
249 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1960

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John William Chandler, MD
(360) 715-3604
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1965

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Joseph Rogers Armstrong, MD
(276) 676-7000
3185 W State St
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michael Barton Bradley, MD
(423) 968-7555
3185 W State St Ste 1101
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1993

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Calvin Lewis Miller, MD
(276) 628-9313
19828 McCray Dr
Abingdon, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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