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Kenneth R Neufeld, MD
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Syracuse Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Robert Halpern
(404) 351-2220
3225 Cumberland Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.3, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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John Henry Nolen Jr, MD
(770) 425-1341
4350 Sedberry Hill Ct SE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1971

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Gerald Eugene Sanders, MD
(770) 427-8111
PO Box 878
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Northside Hosp -Cherokee, Canton, Ga
Group Practice: Marietta Eye Clinic

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Byron Alan Long, MD
(770) 427-8111
3565 Austell Rd SW Ste 34
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1995

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Tina C Lucas Glass, MD
(770) 434-9324
3969 S Cobb Dr SE Ste 105
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ron Haymond Tilford, MD
(404) 605-8950
3343 Cochise Dr NW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1980

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Irving Teague Staley, MD
(770) 426-4015
653 Cherokee St NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga
Group Practice: Georgia Cancer Specialists Kennestone Office

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Gerardo Parada, MD
(770) 425-1341
130 Vann St NE Ste 230
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1992

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Christopher Mark Weltz, MD
(770) 424-5669
805 Campbell Hill St NW
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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