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Timothy Raymond Byrnes, MD
(540) 586-5700
707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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Joseph Steven Weisman, MD
(540) 345-2020
1225 Maple Ave SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1983

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John Robert Wood, MD
(540) 344-4000
Vistar Eye Center/PO Box 1789 707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Carilion Roanoke Community Hos, Roanoke, Va; Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va; Lewis-Gale Med Ctr, Salem, Va
Group Practice: Vistar Eye Ctr

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Alan Joseph Le Peter, MD
(540) 345-0486
1138 2nd St SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1963

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Dr.Joseph Weisman
(540) 345-2020
1225 Maple Avenue Southwest
Roanoke, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kurt William L Guelzow, MD
(540) 563-4455
PO Box 1789
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va
Group Practice: Vistar Eye Ctr

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Ann Branyon Sowers, MD
(540) 344-4000
PO Box 1789
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1979

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Donald John Race, MD
(540) 855-5139
1138 2nd St SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1970

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Francis Cotter, MD
(540) 344-4000
PO Box 1789
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Lewis-Gale Med Ctr, Salem, Va; Lewis-Gale Pavilion, Salem, Va
Group Practice: Vistar Eye Ctr

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John Len Hines, MD
(540) 389-8639
707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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