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Jeffrey P Green, MD
22 Clinic Dr
Paris, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1991

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David Garrett
(502) 863-3436
1140 Lexington Rd
Georgetown, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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William W Richardson
(502) 863-3112
103 S Bradford Ln
Georgetown, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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BrettA. Hines,O.D.
(606) 234-1424
Cynthiana Vision Center,P.O. Box 580
Cynthiana, KY
 
JeremyV. Smith,O.D.
Cynthiana Vision Center,202 West Pleasant Street
Cynthiana, KY
 
John Richard Bailey, MD
(502) 867-0263
131 Kingston Dr
Georgetown, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Southeastern Reg Med Ctr, Lumberton, Nc
Group Practice: Southeastern Eye Clinic

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William Offutt
(502) 863-3436
1140 Lexington Rd
Georgetown, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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RobertF. Pretzsch,O.D.
206 East Pike Street
Cynthiana, KY
 
Brett A Hines Psc
(859) 234-1424
202 W Pleasant St
Cynthiana, KY
Services
Optometrist

AngelaM. Scifres,O.D.
(859) 234-1424
Cynthiana Vision center,202 W Pleasant St
Cynthiana, KY
 
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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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