Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Fort Mill SC

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Charles Leonard Tucker, MD
(205) 933-2625
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1998

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Nasrollah Samiy, MD
(803) 323-2020
724 Arden Ln
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jonathan Cloud Hicklin, MD
1565 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1991

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David Brian Nelson, MD
(803) 328-0168
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Rock Hill Eye Ctr

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Olutoyin O Ogundipe, MD
(704) 583-1290
5921 Vista Verde Ct
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Ibadan
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bryan Keith Anderson, MD
(937) 257-1241
1698 Highway 160 W
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brian C Adair, MD
(704) 334-2020
1600 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jonathan Paul Fritz, MD
1565 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 2000

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Larry Dan Bartel, MD
(803) 328-0168
1565 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1967

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Stephen A Daugherty, MD
(704) 365-0555
10402 Balch Manor Ct
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
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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