Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Little Rock AR

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Stephen Kyle Magie, MD
(501) 223-8400
9800 Lile Dr Ste 501
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Magie Mabrey Eye Clinic

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Nicola M Kim, MD
(501) 686-5150
4301 W Markham St Ste 523
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.TRACY BALTZ
(501) 224-5658
9800 Lile Dr # 400
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Sean-Paul A Atreides, MD
9800 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Paul Shock Jr, MD
(501) 686-5152
4301 W Markham St Slot #523
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar; U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Medical College Physicians Grp Univ Of Arkansas Med Sciences

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Ammar Safar, MD
(501) 686-5150
4301 W Markham St # 523
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1993

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Andrew W Lawton, MD
(501) 224-5658
9800 Lile Dr Ste 400
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ernest C Clifton III, MD
(501) 224-5658
9800 Lile Dr Ste 400
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971

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Tracy Clement Baltz, MD
(501) 224-5658
804 Ash St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Katherine Baltz
(501) 664-5354
5 Saint Vincent Cir # 101
Little Rock, AR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, 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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