Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Collierville TN

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Harold Peter Kavoussi, MD
(901) 854-6220
336 Poplar View Pkwy Ste 1
Collierville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Edward Linn, MD
(901) 685-2200
9001 Grove Forest Cv
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gregg Philip Moody, MD
958 Aspen Meadow Cv
Cordova, TN
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Stefanie Gail Schuman, MD
Cordova, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 2002

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Kevin Eric Rice, MD
(901) 761-4292
6238 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kathryn Woods Byrd, MD
(901) 681-9600
2250 Wilderness Cv
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gary Allen Passons, MD
(901) 683-1112
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1980

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Faramarz Fred Hidaji, MD
(901) 758-4988
7865 Trinity Rd Ste 104
Cordova, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gregg P Moody, MD
Cordova, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 2002

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James F D Freeman, MD
(901) 767-3937
6485 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Eye & Cataract Assoc

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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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