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Kurt Karl Lark, MD
(704) 782-1127
201 Le Phillip Ct
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sandra Marie Brown, MD
(704) 782-1127
201 Le Phillip Ct
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1990

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James W Wheatley, MD
(704) 782-1127
201 Le Phillip Ct
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1976

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David Keith Harper, MD
(704) 782-1127
201 Le Phillip Ct
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1981

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Raminder Kaur Saluja, MD
(704) 295-3000
101 E Wt Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ronald Selman Gable, MD
(704) 786-2015
33 Lake Concord Rd NE
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1965

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William John Burchfield, MD
(704) 782-1127
201 Le Phillip Ct
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1967

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Buhilda Mc Griff, MD
(704) 782-1127
992 Copperfield Blvd NE
Concord, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Northeast Med Ctr, Concord, Nc
Group Practice: Cabarrus Eye Ctr

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Robert Peter Selkin, MD
(617) 523-7900
230 E Wt Harris Blvd Ste C13
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mark Leland Malton, MD
(704) 717-0058
11010 David Taylor Dr
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Horizon Eye Care

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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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