Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Cleveland TN

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Bruce William Faerber, MD
(423) 472-5401
2175 Chambliss Avenue North West South
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1988

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Eddie Norris Duncan, MD
(423) 472-5401
2415 Chambliss Ave NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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Richard Ion Breazeale, MD
(423) 265-9500
8214 Stillwater Cir
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Robert Bierly, MD
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Deborah Distefano
(423) 648-3937
1801 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Cynthia Ellis Harris, MD
2417 Chambliss Ave NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1985

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Norris Lynn Newton, MD
3515 Windsor Cir NE
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1956

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Robert William Enzenauer, MD
(423) 778-2010
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 140
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1979

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Glenn Noel Pomerance, MD
(423) 855-6800
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 140
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Pomerance Eye Ctr

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Michelle Yu Robison, MD
(423) 495-3937
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 140
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Pomerance Eye Ctr

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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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