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Lynnette M Watkins, MD
(765) 286-8888
Yorktown, IN
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas Strayer MD
(765) 521-0501
1000 N 16Th St # 210
New Castle, IN
Wade Horn OD
Burlington Eye Care
(765) 282-2020
3600 E Memorial Dr # 2
Muncie, IN
(765) 521-0675
Lamberson & Malott Eye Center,375 Trojan Lane
New Castle, IN
WadeA. Horn,O.D.
820 Southview Drive
New Castle, IN
Michael Matthews
Lamberson & Malott Eye Ctr
(765) 521-3400
519 S Memorial Dr
New Castle, IN
Lyle Amrhein OD
Connersville Eye Ctr
(765) 478-3717
3 Parkview Ct
Cambridge City, IN
Jerry B Lamberson OD A Professional C
(765) 521-0675
375 Trojan Ln
New Castle, IN

Wh Inc
(765) 529-2405
1817 Bundy Ave
New Castle, IN

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(765) 529-5997
709 S Memorial Dr
New Castle, IN

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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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