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Donald Houston Stewart, MD
(704) 295-3000
1401 Matthews Township Pkwy Ste 101
Matthews, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Lawrence Smith, MD
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1979

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David Brian Greenman, MD
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Charles Marshall
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd # 100
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Briggs Edward Cook Jr, MD
(704) 364-7400
335 Colwick Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Charlotte Ophthalmology Clinic

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Herb Emanuel Greenman, MD
(704) 375-2101
300 Billingsley Rd Ste 109
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1999

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Samuel H Santander, MD
(919) 431-9496
3621 Randolph Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Patterson Pressly, MD
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.BOYD VAZIRI
(704) 364-7400
4335 Colwick Road
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Reza Mozayeni, MD
(704) 540-9595
3025 Springbank Ln Ste 200
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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