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William Edgar Holcomb, MD
(256) 739-3605
1890 Al Highway 157 Ste 410
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Cullman Reg Med Ctr, Cullman, Al; Woodland Community Hosp, Cullman, Al
Group Practice: Eyecare Cullman

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James Ross Veal Jr, MD
(256) 734-9613
304 County Road 1322
Vinemont, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Cullman Reg Med Ctr, Cullman, Al

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Eyecare Cullman
(256) 736-5507
1965 Al Highway 157 # B
Cullman, AL

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Dr.EMILY FLORES
(205) 734-8514
601A Graham St
Cullman, AL
Gender
F
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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EmilyC. Flores,O.D.
(256) 734-8514
Cullman Eye Specialists,601 A Graham Street SW
Cullman, AL
 
Terry Lee Dawson, MD
(256) 736-5507
1890 Al Highway 157 Ste 430
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Cullman Reg Med Ctr, Cullman, Al
Group Practice: Eyecare Cullman

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James Veal MD
(256) 734-9613
1890 Al Highway 157 # 410
Cullman, AL
 
Terry L Dawson MD
(256) 736-5507
1890 AL Highway 157
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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William E Holcomb
(256) 739-3605
1890 Al Highway 157
Cullman, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wayne B Fuller OD
(256) 734-1121
210 2nd Ave Se
Cullman, AL
Services
Optometrist

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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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