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Thomas Henry Casanova, MD
(337) 783-3073
PO Box 1022
Crowley, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1947

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Edward Eugene Graul Jr, MD
(337) 457-1638
251 Moosa Blvd
Eunice, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Paul James Azar Jr, MD
(318) 235-7791
516 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Azar Eye Clinic

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Keith Randall Mack, MD
224 Saint Landry St Ste 1G
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Barry Alan Bohn, MD
(337) 981-6430
609 Guilbeau Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1967

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Thomas Henry Casanova, MD
(337) 783-3073
515 E 6th St
Crowley, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Michael Azar, MD
(318) 234-8900
516 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jonathan Michael Joseph, MD
(337) 981-6430
609 Guilbeau Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1984

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Cheryl L Neu, MD
(337) 235-7791
516 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La; Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Azar Eye Clinic

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Frank Joseph Culotta Jr, MD
(318) 232-2710
1101 S College Rd Ste 304
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La

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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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