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Carroll Fogg Haines Jr, MD
(336) 627-5271
515 Thompson St Ste A
Eden, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sandya Thimmappa Cohen, MD
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Lorraine Davis III, MD
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1969

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Donald Joe Digby, MD
(336) 230-1010
719 Green Valley Rd Ste 105
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Greensboro Eye Ctr

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Kathryn J Hecker, MD
(336) 274-7771
1511 Westover Ter Ste 107
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1991

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Samuel Lester Tyson, MD
(336) 282-3940
3810 N Elm St Ste 209
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas E Brewington Jr, MD
(336) 272-5628
807 Summit Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc

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Robert David Green, MD
(336) 282-4280
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Southeastern Eye Ctr

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Edward M Hollander, MD
(336) 274-4626
8 N Pointe Ct
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1962

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Hal Judd Rollins Jr, MD
(336) 274-4626
8 N Pointe Ct
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc; Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Greensboro Ophthalmology Assoc Pa

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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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