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Frederick D Hall, MD
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Paul James Azar Jr, MD
(318) 235-7791
516 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Azar Eye Clinic

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Larry Eugene Baker, MD
(318) 234-8533
116 Canterbury Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Larry E Baker Ltd

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Harold W Le Doux, MD
(318) 235-6263
155 Hospital Dr Ste 300
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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Barry Alan Bohn, MD
(337) 981-6430
609 Guilbeau Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1967

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Cheryl L Neu, MD
(337) 235-7791
516 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La; Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Azar Eye Clinic

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Robert Ivan Blem, MD
(337) 264-1011
134 Hospital Dr Ste 100
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1997

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Scott Thomas Gauthreaux, MD
(337) 232-2710
1101 S College Rd Ste 304
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La

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Frank Joseph Culotta Jr, MD
(318) 232-2710
1101 S College Rd Ste 304
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La

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Susan Elizabeth Azar, MD
(504) 412-1200
412 Live Oak Dr
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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