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Terry Lee Forrest, MD
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd # BOX10907
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1982

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Michael R Willman, DO
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Linda Ruth Clark Obenour, MD
(713) 521-4442
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966

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Thomas Shaver OD
Warren Eye Care
(919) 658-3892
Po Box 986
Mt Olive, NC
 
Lindsay Herring OD
Mitchell Eye Ctr
(919) 778-4368
509 N Spence Ave
Goldsboro, NC
 
Barry Hoyle Teasley, MD
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1978

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Charles Saml Zwerling, MD
(919) 736-3937
2709 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1977

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Patrick Mc Laren OD
Doctors Vision Ctr
(919) 658-0474
1130 N Breazeale Ave # D
Mt Olive, NC
 
Robert Harding OD
(919) 734-8440
Po Box 10907
Goldsboro, NC
 
Lisa Whaley
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
 
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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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