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Allen S McGaughey, MD
(870) 425-2277
360 Highway 5 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Arkansas Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1973

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Douglas William Marx, MD
(870) 424-2020
140 Highway 201 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kenneth Kilgore MD
Kilgore Vision Ctr
(870) 424-4900
Po Box 444
Mountain Home, AR
 
Douglas William Marx
(870) 424-2020
140 Highway 201 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Allen S McGaughey
(870) 425-2277
360 Highway 5 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kenneth M Kilgore, MD
(870) 424-4900
2183 Highway 62 W
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kenneth Allan Jones, MD
(870) 425-2277
360 Highway 5 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kenneth Jones MD
Ozark Eye Ctr
(870) 425-2277
360 Highway 5 N
Mountain Home, AR
 
William Dixwell Hill
(870) 425-2277
360 Highway 5 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kenneth A Jones
(870) 425-2277
360 Highway 5 N
Mountain Home, AR
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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