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Dr.Robert Gourley
(405) 341-4238
920 S Bryant Ave # 100
Edmond, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Carl Louis Sylvester, MD
(405) 341-4238
920 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert Dean Gourley, MD
(405) 341-4238
920 S Bryant Ave Ste 100
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Edmond Regional Eye Assoc

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David Wayne Jackson, MD
(405) 348-0913
1005 Medical Park Blvd
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1997

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Erin Holloman, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Oklahoma
Graduation Year: 2000

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Michael Andrew Hogue, MD
(405) 341-4238
920 S Bryant Ave Ste 100
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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Donald U Stone, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 2000

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Thomas Charles Wolf Jr, MD
(405) 341-6941
3431 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1980

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Scott C Sigler, MD
(405) 271-7839
2020 E 15th St Ste B
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ensa Pillow, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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