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Paul Key Herrell, MD
(502) 886-2020
205 W 15th St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Austin Mc Cubbin, MD
(270) 885-3937
216 W 15th St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Bastin OD
(270) 886-2293
1016 S Main St
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Calvert Ophthalmology Center
(270) 886-2050
100 Keeton Dr
Hopkinsville, KY

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John A McCubbin
(270) 885-3937
216 W 15th St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Spencer Broady Witcher, MD
205 W 15th St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Harold Milton Calvert, MD
(270) 886-2050
1830 High St Ste B
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Emily Bosley OD
Bastin'S Optometric Eye Clinic
(270) 265-9036
Po Box 667
Elkton, KY
 
Paul K Herrell
(270) 886-2020
205 W 15th St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Van R Williams
(270) 798-8372
650 Joel Dr
Fort Campbell, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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