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Gregory S Christensen, MD
(864) 582-8287
480 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc; Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc; St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc; Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Of Carolina

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Michael Wood Holmes, MD
(864) 583-6381
391 Serpentine Dr Ste 200
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc; Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Palmetto Ophthalmology

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Todd David Gwin, MD
(864) 583-5312
391 Serpentine Dr Ste 400
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1986

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William A James, MD
391 Serpentine Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965

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Robert James Hardy, MD
(864) 583-6381
391 Serpentine Dr Ste 200
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1968

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Billy Joe Haguewood Jr, MD
(864) 583-6381
391 Serpentine Dr Ste 200
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Upstate Carolina Med Ctr, Gaffney, Sc; Wallace Thomson Hospital, Union, Sc
Group Practice: Palmetto Ophthalmology

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David Pinckney Berry, MD
(864) 583-5312
1330 Boiling Springs Rd Ste 2400
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ronald Max Lamm, MD
(864) 583-5312
391 Serpentine Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1963

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William Arnold Johnson, MD
(864) 583-5312
391 Serpentine Dr Ste 400
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1999

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Mary Milhous Varn, MD
(864) 587-9872
233 E Blackstock Rd Ste F
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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