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Ralph Carl Di Iorio, MD
1800 Phoenix Blvd
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lawrence Woodard Jr, MD
1800 Phoenix Blvd
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ingrid Albrette Ellison, MD
1275 Cleveland Ave
East Point, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1994

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Robert Thornton Goetzinger, MD
(770) 994-9913
131 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; Henry Med Ctr, Stockbridge, Ga
Group Practice: Goetzinger Eye Institute

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Kevin Stewart Freeman, MD
(770) 991-1624
33 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 114
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jettie M Burnett, MD
6170 Old National Hwy
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1975

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Angela Gail Ayer, MD
(727) 398-6661
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ricardo B Akstein, MD
(770) 996-4844
86 Upper Riverdale Rd SE Ste 100
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Do Est Da Guanabara, Fac De Cien Med, Rio De Janeiro, Rj
Graduation Year: 1974

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Glenn Stephen Shear, MD
(770) 991-1624
33 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 114
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga
Group Practice: South County Eye Clinic

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Shin Long Liao, MD
808 Smokey Way
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: China Medical College
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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