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James Howard Miller Jr, MD
(865) 671-2025
12949 Clear Ridge Rd Lot 37
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp Of East Tenn, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Southeastern Retina Associates East Tn Regional Eye Center

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Mary Patricia Collins, MD
(865) 690-4731
9349 Park West Blvd Ste 105
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1983

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Francis Randolph Reid, MD
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Med Ctr Of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn
Group Practice: Eye Center Of Oak Ridge

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James Boykin Sloan, MD
(910) 763-3601
800 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Eye Associates Of Wilmington

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Lee Alan Smalley, MD
(865) 482-8890
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Robert Eugene Price, MD
(865) 694-2021
200 Fort Sanders West Blvd Ste 101
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Fort Sanders Loudon Med Ctr, Loudon, Tn
Group Practice: Knoxville Eye Ctr

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Paul Seabrook Ambrose, MD
(865) 690-4731
9349 Parkwest Blvd Westside Med Bldg Ste 105
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1970

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Robert Earl Walker, MD
(423) 562-5460
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ernest Elliott Kaebnick, MD
(865) 482-3443
200 New York Ave Ste 140
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1962

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Bradley J Luttrell, MD
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University Of Tn-Chattanooga
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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