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Adrienne Jessica Millett, MD
(859) 623-2020
238 Geri Ln
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1975

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Douglas Gerald Owen, MD
(606) 624-3937
920 Barnes Mill Rd Ste D
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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Russell A Pecoraro, MD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Syracuse Upstate Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2003

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Mark Wm Simon, MD
(859) 744-3937
1109 McCann Dr Ste 2
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1989

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Linda K Katz, MD
(859) 881-1400
100 John Sutherland Dr Ste 3
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Adrienne J Millett, MD
238 Geri Ln
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Kentucky
Graduation Year: 1975

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Johannes C Evans, MD
(606) 278-9393
1874 Hillgate Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Graz, Med Fak, Graz (407-27 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1986

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Judit Z Baffi, MD PHD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Univ
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Wm Matthews, MD
(859) 277-2692
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1982

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James H Patterson, MD
(859) 887-2441
104 Fairfield Dr
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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