Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Chattanooga TN

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Patrick Joseph Bowers, MD
725 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996

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Randall L Funderburk, MD
(423) 756-1002
979 E 3rd St Ste C235
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1979

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Wayne Lincoln Scott, MD
(518) 462-6441
960 3rd Street East South
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1996

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Molly R Seal, MD
(423) 265-1651
1042 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas - Southwestern
Graduation Year: 1965

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L Raymond De Barge, MD
(706) 866-8833
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Pe Tin
(423) 266-7392
930 Oak Street
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon
Year of Graduation: 1966
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Pe Than Tin, MD
(423) 266-7392
930 Oak St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Fortwood Aesthetic & Wellness

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John Logan Stone, MD
(423) 756-1002
979 E 3rd St Ste C235
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1987

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Harry Martin Lawrence, MD
(423) 265-1651
1042 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Seal Lawrence Mabry & Thomas

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Caroline Kirk Elias, MD
(423) 624-1500
605 Glenwood Dr Ste 310
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn

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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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