Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Saint Simons Island GA

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Jerry De Witt Harrell, MD
(912) 638-8237
Saint Simons Island, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Sindhu Thota
(912) 638-8073
540 Ocean Boulevard
Saint Simons Island, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Edwin Imhoff, MD
(912) 267-0565
3215 Shrine Rd Ste 6
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Emanuel Med Ctr, Swainsboro, Ga; Dr John M Meadows Mem Hosp, Vidalia, Ga; Bacon County Health System, Alma, Ga; Coffee Reg Med Ctr, Douglas, Ga
Group Practice: Imhoff Eye Ctr

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Dr.John E. Imhoff
(912) 267-0565
3215 Shrine Rd # 6
Brunswick, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Emanuel Med Ctr, Swainsboro, Ga
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Duane Cochran OD
Coastal Eye Care
(912) 638-8652
2483 Demere Rd # 101
St Simons Island, GA
 
Bonnie Jean Brooks, MD
St Simons Island, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 2001

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Sindhu H Thota, MD
(912) 638-8073
540 Ocean Blvd
Saint Simons Island, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Mario Louis Forcina Jr, MD
(912) 265-7125
3010 Hampton Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Georgia Reg Med Ctr, Brunswick, Ga

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Jay Elliott Finke, MD
(912) 530-8236
147 Wood Crest Cir
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1963

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William Everett OD
American Eyecare Ctr
(912) 262-0770
1400 Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA
 
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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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