Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Jacksonville AR

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George O Paddock, MD
(501) 985-0616
21 Crestview Plz
Jacksonville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1970

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John David Phillips, MD
(501) 985-0616
204 Big Indian Dr
Sherwood, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jan Wright Scruggs, MD
(501) 758-9499
3401 Springhill Dr Ste 250
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Julia Whiteside Michel, MD
(216) 778-2236
1120 Marshall St # 506
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Metrohealth Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh

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G Stewart Ray, MD
(518) 262-2550
19 Fontenay Cir
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.Richard Henry
(501) 758-7627
Ste 250, 3401 Springhill Drive
North Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard York Henry, MD
(501) 758-7627
3401 Springhill Dr Ste 250
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dennis Leo Wingfield, MD
(501) 758-5642
3807 McCain Park Dr Ste 103
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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Norbert Jordan Becquet, MD
(501) 375-4419
613 Main St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, General Preventive Medicine, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1957

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Sami H Uwaydat, MD
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Beirut
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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