Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Fayetteville AR

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James Donald Sharp, MD
(479) 521-4949
103 W Colt Square Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kellye C McElroy, MD
(479) 442-2020
594 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Morriss Murphey Henry, MD
(479) 442-5227
22 W Colt Square Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Legal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Henry Eye Clinic

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James E Mc Donald, MD
(479) 521-2555
3318 N Northhills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1969

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Kellye C Mc Elroy, MD
(479) 443-2020
594 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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James W Norbury Jr, MD
(479) 442-2020
94 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Eye Center

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Peter Marshall Daut, MD
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 2000

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Paul Morriss Henry, MD
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992

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E Mitchell Singleton, MD
(479) 443-2020
594 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Eye Center

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Dr.Paul Henry
(479) 442-5227
22 W Colt Square Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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