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Robert Francis Sanke, MD
(701) 587-5000
PO Box 2047
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kevin D O'Neal, MD
400 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Thomas Stone Jr, MD
(919) 467-4500
105 SW Cary Pkwy Ste 200
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994

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Demetrian Ivan Dornic, MD
(919) 467-9955
3701 NW Cary Pkwy
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1994

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H Royster Chamblee Jr, MD
(919) 829-1948
20 Enterprise St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1960

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John Thomas Ward, MD
(919) 467-4500
105 SW Cary Pkwy Ste 200
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Optical Shop

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Christopher Paul Fleming, MD
(919) 233-2020
400 Ashville Ave Ste 300
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Occupational Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Western Wake Med Ctr, Cary, Nc
Group Practice: Western Wake Optical

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Dr.Kevin ONeal
400 Ashville Ave # 300
Cary, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Raynor C Casey, MD
(919) 782-8038
4414 Lake Boone Trl Ste 302
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Diabetes
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Ophthamology

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Timothy Dwight Jordan, MD
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
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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