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Woody Dean Davis, MD
(601) 483-7331
5002 Highway 39 N Bldg B
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Medical Plaza Eye Clinic

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Jonathan Houston Moore, MD
(601) 984-5020
2300 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jeffrey Nelson Cook, MD
(601) 553-2100
Medical Towers 5th Floor Ste 5-D 2024 15th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Cook Eye Ctr

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Don Edward Marascalco, MD
(601) 485-2368
PO Box 1551
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Of Meridian

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Al Lucas OD
Dearman Optical
(601) 484-2945
1170 Bonita Lakes Cir
Meridian, MS
 
Perry Jay Goodman, MD
(601) 483-2616
2300 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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Thurman Keith Everett, MD
(601) 483-2616
2300 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Meridian Ophthalmic Assoc

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John Lawrence Mason Jr, MD
(601) 485-2368
1301 20th Ave
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1991

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Eric Johnson OD
Eyetech Eyecare Ctr
(601) 485-2368
1301 20Th Ave
Meridian, MS
 
Jeffrey Nelson Cook
(601) 553-2100
2024 15th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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