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Charles Dalton Atnip, MD
(931) 381-2062
854 W James Campbell Blvd
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn

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Everton Leroy Arrindell, MD
(615) 329-7206
1709 Wedgewood Dr
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Kaslow, MD
(805) 987-8705
Mt Pleasant, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1969

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Kurt Jeter OD
(931) 381-2068
1501 Hatcher Ln # C
Columbia, TN
 
Subba Gollamudi MD
Remke Eye Clinic
(931) 359-4373
1250 S Ellington Pkwy
Lewisburg, TN
 
Timothy Edward Gordon, MD
(931) 381-7000
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr, Lewisburg, Tn; Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn

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James Claude King, MD
(931) 380-1900
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1955

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Daniel E Bustos, MD
Thompsons Station, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas San Antonio
Graduation Year: 2003

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Sheri Hibbett OD
(931) 380-3036
1301 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
 
Michael Kaslow
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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