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Don Dye OD
Wheeler & Dye
(706) 356-4772
Po Box 807
Elberton, GA
 
Wheeler & Dye
(706) 283-2351
17 Thomas St
Elberton, GA
 
Anderson Optometric Assoc PA
(706) 376-5471
946 Benson St
Hartwell, GA
Services
Optometrist

Hartwell Eye Care Ctr
(706) 376-5471
946 Benson St
Hartwell, GA
 
Stephen Julius Farkas, MD
(770) 532-4444
2061 Beverly Rd
Gainesville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr Don R Dye OD
(706) 283-2351
17 S Thomas St
Elberton, GA
Services
Optometrist

Blue Laser Group
(706) 376-1733
95 N Jackson St
Hartwell, GA
 
JoeH. Campbell,O.D.
(706) 376-5471
P.O. Box 727,946 Benson Street
Hartwell, GA
 
Dr.BRYAN JEFFERIES
(678) 262-4220
2480 Windy Hill Rd SE #400
Marietta, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ben Hill Moye, MD
(229) 247-4114
3024 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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