Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Cottonwood AZ

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Renee A Cane McCoy, MD
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard University
Graduation Year: 1993

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Steven Chen, MD
(602) 993-9100
199 S Candy Ln
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Robert Mahanti
(928) 779-7000
Ste D, 401 South Calvary Way
Cottonwood, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Farshid Paydar Ravandi, MD
(618) 532-5531
2530 W Highway 89A Ste B3
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Lee Ham, MD
(520) 775-5606
2820 N Glassford Rd
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kevin John Prendiville, MD
(928) 634-4202
270 S Candy Ln Ste B
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Verde Valley Med Ctr, Cottonwood, Az
Group Practice: Cottonwood Verde Valley Eye

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Renee Arianna Mc Coy, MD
(928) 634-4200
586 E Rio Mesa Trl
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1993

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Farshid Paydar, MD
2530 W Highway 89a Ste B3
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 1991

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Brian Myung Chang, MD
(928) 775-5606
2820 N Glassford Hill Rd Ste 101
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Scott Perkins MD
Fornara Eye Ctr
(928) 634-2883
199 S Candy Ln # 2A
Cottonwood, AZ
 
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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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