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Rashmi Kanakray Pandya, MD
(662) 349-3025
60 Physicians Ln
Southaven, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1990

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Rashmi K Pandya-Lipman, MD
60 Physicians Ln
Southaven, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny Buffalo
Graduation Year: 1990

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Bruce Wayne Herndon Jr, MD
(901) 332-0074
4299 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960

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Robert B Jackson, MD
(304) 768-7600
3960 Knight Arnold Rd
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1987

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Norman Isaac Meyer, MD
(954) 726-6412
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1970

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Alan Randall Schaeffer, MD
(901) 682-4657
775 Goodman Rd E DeSoto Eyecare/Ste 1
Southaven, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Le Bonheur Health Ca, Jackson, Tn
Group Practice: Mid South Eye Specialists Inc

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Clifford William Sims, MD
(901) 345-0665
865 E Raines Rd Ste 200
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Maziar Bidarmaghz, MD
1910 Nonconnah Blvd Ste 120
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jesse M Wesberry Jr, MD
(901) 362-3100
2900 S Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1980

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Melvin Wayne Deweese, MD
(313) 434-4200
7277 Stags Leap Cir
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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