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Dr.John Distler
(502) 222-9447
209 South 1st Street
La Grange, KY
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kenneth Ray Smith, MD
(502) 429-3937
9700 Park Plaza Ave Bldg 1 Ste 103
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Pedram Hamrah, MD
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Zu Koln, Med Fak, Koln, Germany (407-22 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jeong-Hyeon Sohn, MD
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Nat''l Univ
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gerald Berman, MD
(502) 228-9685
12024 Charlock Ct
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1959

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Bryan Matthew Blair, MD
209 S 1st St
La Grange, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jason B Greenberg, DO
PO Box 43135
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ana A Morales, MD
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1991

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Todd J Purkiss, MD PHD
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Louisville
Graduation Year: 2004

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Theodore Lawwill, MD FACS
(502) 228-9097
7609 Tallwood Rd
Prospect, KY
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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