Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Covington LA

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James Walter Donovan, MD
(985) 639-3777
1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington, LA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1993

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Keith Edward Cangelosi, MD
(504) 282-7212
604 W 13th Ave
Covington, LA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983

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Emmett Colin Mc Comiskey, MD
(985) 871-0070
604 W 13th Ave
Covington, LA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jeffrey Glenn Straus, MD
(985) 893-0102
71071 Riverside Dr
Covington, LA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1984

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Stephen Joseph Capps, MD
1120 N Highway 190
Covington, LA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Keith Cangelosi
(985) 871-0070
604 West 13th Avenue
Covington, LA
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Richard Ocie Bessent, MD
(985) 893-5777
1120 N Highway 190
Covington, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1979

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Stephen Ray Meyer, MD
1120 N Highway 190
Covington, LA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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Satyarthi Gupta, MD
(985) 892-8660
Highland Park Plaza Ste 108 Complex 1
Covington, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1965

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Earl Lynn Nelson, MD
(985) 892-4858
706 W 15th Ave
Covington, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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