Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Cookeville TN

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John Martin Epley, MD
(931) 526-7581
125 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Cookeville Reg Med Ctr, Cookeville, Tn
Group Practice: Upper Cumberland Regl Eye Ctr

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Charles Ray Smith, MD
(931) 526-6251
PO Box 49496
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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William Colby Stewart, MD
(931) 372-1994
315 N Washington Ave Ste 190
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1992

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W Michael Huddleston OD
Middle Tennessee Eye Assoc
(931) 526-2022
45 N Dixie Ave
Cookeville, TN
 
James Wardlaw OD
(931) 836-6433
455 Vista Dr
Sparta, TN
 
William Trowell Humphrey, MD
(757) 622-7000
315 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Norfolk General Hosp, Norfolk, Va
Group Practice: Retina Group Of Tidewater

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James M Grisolano, MD
(931) 528-1567
768 S Willow Ave Ste A
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981

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Everton Arrindell MD
Cookeville Eye Specialists
(931) 528-1304
1059 Neal St
Cookeville, TN
 
James Miller OD
Morrison Mullins & Sparks
(931) 526-2143
628 E 10Th St
Cookeville, TN
 
Maurice Moore OD
Sparta Family Eye Care
(931) 836-2235
25 N Main St
Sparta, TN
 
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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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