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James C Loden, SURGEON
(615) 859-3937
907 Rivergate Pkwy
Goodlettsville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1950

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Daryl Danl Kaswinkel, MD
(615) 859-3937
907 Rivergate Pkwy Ste C2020
Goodlettsville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992

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Chasipy Dionne Singleton, MD
Madison, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1999

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David Newsom, MD
107 Imperial Blvd Ste 8
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Oklahoma
Graduation Year: 1986

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James Andrew Bookman, MD
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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James Carlton Loden, MD
(615) 859-3937
907 Rivergate Pkwy Ste C2020
Goodlettsville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Edmond Burnes, MD
607 W Due West Ave Ste 115
Madison, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1960

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Leonidas Edwin Rice Jr, MD
(615) 860-7481
607 W Due West Ave Ste 115
Madison, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn

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Dr.David Newsom
(615) 824-4073
Ste 8, 107 Imperial Boulevard
Hendersonville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William M Goodman, MD
(615) 860-1505
3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 240
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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