Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment High Point NC

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Dr.Robert DaVanzo
(336) 802-2020
307 Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Emile Tepedino, MD
(336) 802-2020
307 Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert John Davanzo, MD
(336) 802-2020
High Point, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1981

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Boyd K Vaziri, MD
Jamestown, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola-Stritch
Graduation Year: 2001

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Charles Richard Epes, MD
(919) 282-5000
3312 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Central Carolina Surgical Eye Associates; Southeastern Eye Center

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James Melton Errico, MD
(336) 802-2020
307 Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, Nc
Group Practice: Cornerstone Eye Care; Cornerstone Health Care

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Yulia V Radionchenko, MD
(336) 802-2020
307 Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Languages
Russian
Education
Medical School: Siberian State Med Univ
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert J DaVanzo, MD
High Point, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ North Carolina
Graduation Year: 1981

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Angela Faye Crisp-Cates, MD
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ No Carolina
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul Joseph Simel, MD
(336) 288-8958
3803 Chiswell Ct
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1955

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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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