Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Ocean Springs MS

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Charles Curtis Gipson, MD
(228) 385-2020
13733 Mesa Rd
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1965

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Erman Franklin Rawlings, MD
(228) 875-6658
3430 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms; Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, Ms
Group Practice: Gulf Coast Eye Clinic

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Avit John Gremillion III, MD
(228) 392-1100
967 Cedar Lake Rd Ste A
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1997

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Rainna Puran Bahadur, MD
(228) 396-5185
1720A Medical Park Dr Ste 330
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gilda Montalvo Bradford, MD
(228) 374-4544
975A Cedar Lake Rd Ste 330
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1985

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Garland Keith Berry, MD
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1998

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James David Sutton, MD
(228) 875-2020
3631 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joel Martin Knight, MD
(228) 396-5185
1720A Medical Park Dr Ste 330
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981

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George Michael Thurber, MD
(228) 396-3937
1720A Medical Park Dr Ste 330A
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gregory Emile Bertucci, MD
(228) 863-2020
431 Bertucci Blvd
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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