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James Austin Valone, MD
(757) 624-1300
3516 Alamance Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Richard MacKowski
2501 Atrium Drive
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Vincent P Dahringer, MD
(919) 862-9090
4700 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 180
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc; Wake County Alcoholism Treatme, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Cataract & Laser Ctr

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H Royster Chamblee, MD
(919) 829-1948
20 Enterprise St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1960

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Timothy Dwight Jordan, MD
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1993

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Van Batchelor Noah, MD
(919) 782-5400
2709 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robert Jeffrey Board, MD
(919) 876-2479
3320 Executive Dr Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1974

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Raynor C Casey, MD
(919) 782-8038
4414 Lake Boone Trl Ste 302
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Diabetes
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Ophthamology

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Charles Richard Blake, MD
(419) 422-4297
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 2000

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Roy Frank Lowry Jr, MD
(919) 876-4064
1422 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Lowry Ophthalmology

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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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