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Stephen Jay Bogan, MD
(704) 482-6767
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael James Lund, MD
820 Lower Dallas Hwy
Dallas, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Catherine Canada Betor, MD
(704) 480-6368
163 Appian Way
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993

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Richard Edwin Akers, MD
(704) 864-7789
2555 Court Dr Ste 150
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Nasi Samiy
(803) 323-2020
2311 Aberdeen Blvd # B2
Gastonia, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
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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Frank Thomas Hannah, MD
(704) 482-2020
1622 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc; Grace Hospital, Morganton, Nc
Group Practice: Cleveland Eye Clinic & Eye Sur

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Nancy Ellen Cline, MD
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas Danl Bailey, MD
(704) 482-6767
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc
Group Practice: Poole Optometric

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Alan Wesley Brown, MD
(704) 864-3216
1296 Fenwick Hall Ct
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Arman Farr
(803) 323-2020
2311 Aberdeen Blvd # B2
Gastonia, NC
Gender
M
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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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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