Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Charleston WV

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R Mark Hatfield, MD
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Pllc

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Lawrence Matthew Minardi, MD
(304) 343-6219
500 Donnally St Ste 1
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Minardi Eye Ctr Inc

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Michael Gray Nunley, MD
(304) 343-4124
1201 Washington St E Ste 203
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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John A Broaddus Holt, MD
(304) 342-1410
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1937
Hospital
Hospital: Eye & Ear Clinic Of Charleston, Charleston, Wv

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Brian Keith Griffith, MD
(304) 543-4371
1306 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert Emmett O'Connor, MD
(304) 353-0221
1306 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Eye & Ear Clinic Of Charleston, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Eye & Ear Clinic Physicians Inc

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George Edward Toma, MD
(304) 344-3937
331 Laidley St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1968

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Charles David Francis, MD
(304) 343-6219
500 Donnally St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert Frank Dundervill, MD
(304) 346-4400
PO Box 3970
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Pllc

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Dr.Michael Nunley
(304) 343-4124
1201 Washington St E # 203
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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