Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Russellville AR

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Frank Marshall Lawrence, MD
(479) 968-7302
PO Box 400
Russellville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp, Russellville, Ar
Group Practice: Russellville Eye Clinic

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Charles Chesley Young, MD
(479) 890-0077
401 N Phoenix Ave
Russellville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980

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Anne Pearson-Snider
Russellville Optical
(479) 967-0600
3093 E Main St
Russellville, AR
 
Lori Boyd Canfield OD
Daiber Vision Care
(479) 229-1467
204 N Front St
Dardanelle, AR
 
WilliamR. Patterson,O.D.
(479) 968-7302
Russellville Eye Clinic,1700 West B Street
Russellville, AR
 
David Stephen Murphy, MD
(479) 968-7302
PO Box 400
Russellville, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp, Russellville, Ar
Group Practice: Russellville Eye Clinic

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H Keith Scott OD
Family Eye Care Of Russellvile
(479) 968-3937
214 E 4Th St
Russellville, AR
 
Amy Daiber OD
Amerine Eye Clinic
(479) 229-1467
204 N Front St
Dardanelle, AR
 
LoriJ. Canfield,O.D.
(479) 967-6113
317 East Parkway
Russellville, AR
 
JimB. Lieblong,O.D.
(479) 968-2020
Lieblong Eye clinic,2800 West Main
Russellville, AR
 
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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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