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Jerome V Benz Jr, DO
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gerry Stetson Hayes, MD
(202) 745-2275
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1971

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James Michael Geiger, MD
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lee Andrew Clark, MD
(910) 484-2171
225 Timberlake Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc
Group Practice: Wilson Carolina Eye Ctr

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Shelby A Stephenson, MD
(910) 483-3534
414 Owen Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1975

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Michael V Rynne, MD
(207) 623-8411
104 Ellerslie Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1971

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Frank Ward Browning, MD
(910) 323-1850
810 Elm St
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1966

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Hasmukhlal A Mithani, MD
(496) 221-1725
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1965

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Luther Cook Sappenfield, MD
(910) 485-2366
1 Village Plaza
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1957

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George Leonard Cooper, MD
(910) 323-3477
2139 Valleygate Dr Ste 101A
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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