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Richard Ion Breazeale, MD
(423) 265-9500
8214 Stillwater Cir
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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Elizabeth Danzig Mabry, MD
(423) 495-3605
1949 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Dr Seal Lawrence Mabry Thomas

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Deborah R Di Stefano, MD
(423) 648-3937
1801 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Distefano Regional Eye Ctr

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Dr.Deborah Distefano
(423) 648-3937
1801 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Izak Frederick Wessels, MD
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Dutch, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Grandview Med Ctr, Jasper, Tn
Group Practice: Omni Eye Svc Of Chattanooga

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John Edwin Miller, MD
(423) 296-0022
1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 150
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert William Enzenauer, MD
(423) 778-2010
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 140
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Elizabeth Mabry
(423) 385-2020
1210 Premier Dr # 110
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michelle Yu Robison, MD
(423) 495-3937
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 140
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Pomerance Eye Ctr

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Dr.Izak Wessels
(423) 855-8522
7405 Shallowford Rd # 420
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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