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Carroll Fogg Haines Jr, MD
(336) 627-5271
515 Thompson St Ste A
Eden, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1978

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Donald William Richman, MD
(540) 632-7205
749 E Church St
Martinsville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1956

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Orlando Mario Alvarez, MD
(434) 799-3232
800 Memorial Dr
Danville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987

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David Mapp Sloan, MD
(434) 799-3232
800 Memorial Dr
Danville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1981

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Terry David Odom, MD
(434) 799-3232
800 Memorial Dr Ste A
Danville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1979

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Donald Michael Grayson, MD
PO Box 3151
Martinsville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1974

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David Louis Silverman, MD
(540) 666-2020
1103 Brookdale St Ste D
Martinsville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of Martinsvi, Martinsville, Va
Group Practice: Southern Virginia Eye Care

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Clark Robert Cobble, MD
(434) 793-5500
515 Rison St
Danville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Danville Reg Medctr, Danville, Va
Group Practice: Danville Eye Center

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Joseph Eugene Oboyle, MD
(434) 799-5600
125 Executive Dr Ste E
Danville, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Danville Reg Medctr, Danville, Va
Group Practice: Piedmont Regional Eye Ctr Inc

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Mark Cotter OD
Doctors Vision Ctr
(336) 623-2020
812 S Van Buren Rd
Eden, NC
 
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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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