Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Georgetown SC

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Richard E Dechamplain, MD
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gerald Roberts Tiller, MD
(803) 546-8421
PO Box 2900
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Eye Group

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George Philip Hillen III, MD
(843) 347-7236
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Stokes Regional Eye Ctr

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John Ronald Hazelton, MD
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gina Cottle Jayawant, MD
(843) 652-3937
PO Box 1919
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1996

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Carole Marie Young, MD
(843) 546-8421
PO Box 2900
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Eye Group

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Dr.Jonathan J. Ply
(843) 651-8200
3911 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Dr.Charles Doering
(843) 652-3937
4055 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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George Philip Hillen, MD
(843) 651-6779
4620 Burnt Oak Ct
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967

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Jonathan J Ply, MD
(843) 651-8200
3911 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
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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