Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment North Vernon IN

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Joseph William Conner, MD
(812) 524-3937
707 W Tipton St
Seymour, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Reg Hosp, Columbus, In; Memorial Hosp, Seymour, In
Group Practice: Conner Smith Eye Ctr

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Walter George Brueggemann, MD
(812) 372-3721
411 Plaza Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1967

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Douglas Ray Wilson, MD
(812) 375-9390
2760 25th St Ste 200
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1988

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A D Hauersperger, MD
(812) 372-5441
1910 Parkside Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana Univ
Graduation Year: 1955

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David Millikan OD
Conner Smith Eye Ctr
(812) 346-3858
301 Henry St # 200
North Vernon, IN
 
Michael Joseph Pankratz, MD
(812) 373-7777
3135 Middle Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Max Alan Henry, MD
(812) 372-4463
1930 Doctors Park Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen G Brueggemann, MD
(812) 372-3721
411 Plaza Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Reg Hosp, Columbus, In
Group Practice: Columbus Eye Ctr

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Maggie Lisle OD
North Vernon Eye Clinic
(812) 346-8500
755 N State St
North Vernon, IN
 
Joseph Conner MD
Conner Smith Eye Ctr
(812) 524-3937
707 W Tipton St
Seymour, 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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