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Andreea Evelyn Partal, MD
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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Roman O Prawak, MD
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1998

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Nadia Browning
Medsouth Healthcare
(731) 285-1888
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
 
Jerry M Jernigan
(731) 285-1888
350 East Parkview
Dyersburg, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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ThomasE. Manning,O.D.
(731) 285-5411
401 E. Tickle,Suite B
Dyersburg, TN
 
Jerry Marshall Jernigan, MD
(731) 285-1888
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp Of Dyersburg, Dyersburg, Tn
Group Practice: Dyersburg Eye Clinic

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Parag Dinesh Gandhi, MD
401 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 2000

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Richard Cape MD
(731) 286-2801
Po Box 647
Dyersburg, TN
 
Richard C Cape
(731) 286-2801
401 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dyersburg Family Eye Care
(731) 285-5411
401 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
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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