Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment New Iberia LA

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Roland Joseph Sylvester, MD
(337) 365-5406
1110 Angers St
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962

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Thomas Davis Curry, MD
(337) 367-1247
607 Rue de Brille
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Zvi Aviner, MD
(800) 892-3937
201 Rue Iberville Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1966

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Leon Claude La Haye, MD
(337) 235-2149
201 Rue Iberville Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Richard James Bourgeois, MD
(337) 264-1390
1211 Coolidge Blvd Ste 404
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Henry Mark Kwong, MD
(337) 367-1247
607 Rue de Brille
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Richard James Piccione, MD
(318) 989-2600
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste 414
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ricardo R Leoni II, MD
(337) 981-2393
Ste A 203 Rue Lous XIV
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995

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Clarence B Billingsley, MD
(337) 235-2149
201 Rue Iberville Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp Of Opelousas, Opelousas, La; Opelousas Gen Hosp, Opelousas, La
Group Practice: La Haye Total Eye Care

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Robert Ivan Blem, MD
(337) 264-1011
134 Hospital Dr Ste 100
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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