Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Paragould AR

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Richard L Hardcastle, MD
(870) 236-6948
1000 W Kingshighway Ste 5
Paragould, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1969

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Thomas Mark Stank, MD
(870) 935-6396
601 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1985

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Russell L Harral III, MD
(870) 932-2211
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Joseph Landry, MD
(870) 935-6396
601 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Bernards Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, Ar
Group Practice: Southern Eye Assoc Ltd

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James Cullins OD
Erwin Eye Clinic
(870) 802-1521
8933 Highway 63 N
Bono, AR
 
Fred Joseph George, MD
(870) 932-0485
416 E Washington Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Phillip Myer Utley, MD
(870) 932-8221
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1963

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Joseph Charles Stainton, MD
(870) 932-0485
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Regional Med Ctr Of Northeast, Jonesboro, Ar; St Bernards Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, Ar
Group Practice: Vision Care Ctr

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Alyssa Nicole Wenger, MD
(870) 932-2211
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 2001

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Ed Chapman OD
Family Eyecare Ctr
(870) 931-5109
1815 E Highland Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
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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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