Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Fort Smith AR

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Everett C Moulton III, MD
5518 Ellsworth Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar

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Dr.Randy Ennen
(479) 452-7800
3312 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gary Vernon Felker, MD
(479) 782-8892
3000 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, 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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Claire Bilberry Price, MD
(479) 782-8892
3000 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kenneth Knox Wallace, MD
(479) 782-8892
3000 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Eye Group

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Randy Mark Ennen, MD
(479) 452-7800
PO Box 11605
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Ennen Eye Ctr

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Everett C Moulton Jr, MD
(479) 646-3937
5518 Ellsworth Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1941

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Christopher A Greer, DO
(479) 478-4800
PO Box 3528
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinic Ctr-Better Vsn

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Robert B Knox, MD
(479) 782-8892
3000 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kathryn Lea Reed, MD
(901) 728-6697
2317 Dundee Dr
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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