Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Hurricane WV

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Devin Audric King, MD
(304) 757-8700
1204 Hospital Dr
Hurricane, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1999

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Nicole Mary Rashid, MD
(304) 768-7371
4513 Maccorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.Muhib Tarakji
(304) 766-2101
418 Greenway Avenue
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Lavanya Shah, MD
(304) 768-7600
400 Division St Ste 1
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Michael Krasnow
(304) 691-8800
5187 US Route 60 # 6
Huntington, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Michael L Harris, MD
(304) 768-7371
4501 Maccorkle Ave SW Ste 500
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Herbert J Thomas Memorial Hosp, S Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv

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Richard Charles Rashid, MD
(304) 768-7371
4513 Maccorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1962

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Muhib Shukri Tarakji, MD
(304) 766-2101
418 Greenway Ave
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1973

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Taoufik Anwar Sadat, MD
(304) 414-0022
PO Box 58146
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1996

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Michael Patrick Varley, MD
(304) 346-4400
1741 Woodvale Dr
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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