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William Caldwell Hathcock, MD
Acworth, GA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1939

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Stephen David Tedder, MD
(770) 427-8111
8954 Hospital Dr Ste 105D
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Scott Hemmings, MD
(770) 427-8111
8954 Hospital Dr Ste 105D
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1994

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Herbert Lee Blatt, MD
(770) 949-3885
PO Box 2010
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Douglas Hosp, Douglasville, Ga
Group Practice: Blatt Eye Ctr

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Dr.Feng Zhao
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris SE # 201
Cartersville, GA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Fujian Med Coll, Fuzhou, Fujian Prov
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cartersville Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David Wesley White, MD
(770) 590-7311
1408 Trees of Kennesaw Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1958

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Dr.Stephen D Tedder
(678) 838-9999
6001 Professional Parkway
Douglasville, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Douglasville Wellstar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Byron Alan Long, MD
(770) 427-8111
3565 Austell Rd SW Ste 34
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1995

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Feng Zhao, MD
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fujian Med Coll, Fuzhou, Fujian Prov, China (242-33 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jeffrey Randall Brant, MD
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste 201
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga; Redmond Reg Med Ctr, Rome, Ga
Group Practice: Allatoona Eye Institute

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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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