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Ricky Gordon Russell, MD
(601) 372-4304
1815 Hospital Dr Ste 322
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Central Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Russell Optical

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Philip Carey Smith, MD
(601) 353-2020
1190 N State St Ste 403
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1998

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Curtis D Whittington, MD
Suite 403 1190 North State Street
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 1975

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Fred Lee Mc Millan Jr, MD
(601) 948-6886
1421 N State St Ste 503
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms

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John House Mc Vey Sr, MD
(601) 353-2020
1190 N State St Ste 403
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Eye Assoc

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Leslie Hart Bear, MD
(601) 373-0594
1815 Hospital Dr Ste 462
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Central Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms

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Kenneth Pack Toler Jr, MD
(601) 353-2020
1190 N State St Ste 403
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Eye Assoc

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David Ronald Segrest, MD
(601) 355-9537
1421 N State St Ste 501
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms

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Elizabeth Wyatt Mitchell, MD
(601) 352-6233
501 Marshall St Ste 603
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1993

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Delors Edgar Magee Jr, MD
(601) 355-4591
6310 Whitestone Rd
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: M S Methodist Rehab Center, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Magee Eye Clinic

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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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