Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Lake Charles LA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment. You will find informative articles about Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment, including "Age Related Macular Degeneration". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Lake Charles, LA that can help answer your questions about Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment.

Don Alan Bravin, MD
(318) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La; Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

Data Provided By:
Jon A Yokubaitis, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided By:
Alan D Lacoste, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

Data Provided By:
John Ennis Sorrells Jr, MD
(318) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La; Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

Data Provided By:
William Beroen Hart, MD
(563) 439-4014
780 Bayou Pines East Dr
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Lakeside Optical Inc

Data Provided By:
Patrick M Crawford Jr, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: West Calcasieu-Cameron Hosp, Sulphur, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

Data Provided By:
William Lawrence Iglinsky, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided By:
Patrick M Crawford, MD
(337) 478-3810
303 Wilson St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
Larry Don Stewart, MD
(318) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La; Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

Data Provided By:
William Alfred Mixon, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com