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Wayne Evan Williams, MD
(270) 247-7795
110 S 9th St
Mayfield, KY
Specialties
Family Practice, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1978

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Johnny W Williams
(270) 251-4545
1029 Medical Center Cir
Mayfield, KY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Tony S Smith OD
(270) 251-2020
1225 Paris Rd
Mayfield, KY
 
RobertL. Byars,O.D.
(270) 247-5532
107 W Broadway
Mayfield, KY
 
Wilson Vision Ctr Inc
(270) 247-3307
316 S 8th St
Mayfield, KY
 
Laurel Van Horn OD
Eye Care Associates
(270) 527-7421
Po Box 256
Benton, KY
 
Robert L Byars Jr
(270) 247-5532
107 W Broadway St
Mayfield, KY
Services
Optometrist

Sheridan Eyecare PLLC
(270) 247-2417
1011 Paris Rd Ste 345
Mayfield, KY
Services
Optometrist

Eyecare Associates Of Ky
(270) 247-2417
1011 Paris Rd # 345
Mayfield, KY
 
Robert L Byars Jr OD
(270) 247-5532
107 W Broadway St
Mayfield, KY
 
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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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