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Karen Stacy Popovich, MD
3320 Executive Dr Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Philip Lee Martin, MD
(919) 668-1134
2801 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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Jeffrey Scott Taylor, MD
(919) 878-4060
1212 Cedarhurst Dr Ste 103
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977

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Edward Joseph Mc Grory Jr, MD
(919) 782-5400
2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 100
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1974

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Sean F Pieramici, MD
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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H Royster Chamblee Jr, 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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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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Donna Marie Talluto, MD
(919) 781-3937
4201 Lake Boone Trl Ste 104
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Eye Associates Pa

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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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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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