Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Campbellsville KY

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Dr.Thomas Abell
(270) 789-2023
1800 Old Lebanon Road
Campbellsville, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David Paul George, MD
(360) 456-4800
325 West Walnut Chandler Street
Lebanon, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Paul Taylor OD
Eye Mart
(270) 692-1871
325 W Walnut St # 400
Lebanon, KY
 
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(270) 789-0734
725 Campbellsville Byp
Campbellsville, KY
Services
Optometrist

Arthur A Haley OD Psc
(270) 469-4393
399 Campbellsville Byp # 116
Campbellsville, KY
 
James Renfro Rinne, MD
(270) 465-9237
1886 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1984

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Margena Osborne OD
Leithsield Eye Care Ctr
(270) 465-3669
725 Campbellsville Byp
Campbellsville, KY
 
Thomas G Abell
(270) 789-2023
1800 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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ArthurA. Haley,O.D.
(270) 469-4393
399 Campbellsville Bypass,Suite 116
Campbellsville, KY
 
Leslie N Richardson OD
(270) 465-8596
1320 E Broadway St
Campbellsville, KY
 
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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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