Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Cartersville GA

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Jeffrey Randall Brant, MD
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste 201
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga; Redmond Reg Med Ctr, Rome, Ga
Group Practice: Allatoona Eye Institute

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Dr.Feng Zhao
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris SE # 201
Cartersville, GA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Fujian Med Coll, Fuzhou, Fujian Prov
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cartersville Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Caldwell Hathcock, MD
Acworth, GA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1939

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Gerald Sidney Sanders, MD
(818) 788-1441
100 Old Ball Ground Hwy
Canton, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1960

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William Parker Marks Jr, MD
(678) 880-0662
125 Oakside Ct Ste 102
Canton, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Northside Hosp -Cherokee, Canton, Ga

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Claude R Poliak, MD
(770) 607-0220
13 Bowen Ct
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1960

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Feng Zhao, MD
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fujian Med Coll, Fuzhou, Fujian Prov, China (242-33 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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David Wesley White, MD
(770) 590-7311
1408 Trees of Kennesaw Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1958

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Rae Ann King, MD
(317) 274-2128
908 Gold Ridge Xing
Canton, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1998

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Mark James Weiner, MD
(770) 720-4041
1320 Oakside Dr Ste 202
Canton, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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