Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Thomaston GA

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Kenneth Murray Deen, MD
(706) 647-8138
232 Cherokee Rd
Thomaston, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas Kretzmer OD
Williamson Eye Care
(706) 647-6608
406 W Main St
Thomaston, GA
 
Kenneth Murray Deen
(706) 647-8138
232 Cherokee Road
Thomaston, GA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(706) 648-2109
855 N Church St
Thomaston, GA
Services
Optometrist

Thomas M Kretzmer OD
(706) 647-6608
406 W Main St
Thomaston, GA
 
K Murray Deen MD
Upson Eye Clinic
(706) 647-8138
232 Cherokee Rd
Thomaston, GA
 
Johnny Deen MD
Barnesville Eye Clinic
(770) 358-4156
211 Main St
Barnesville, GA
 
Johnny T Deen
(706) 647-8138
232 Cherokee Road
Thomaston, GA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Upson Eye Clinic PC
(706) 647-8138
232 Cherokee Rd
Thomaston, GA
Services
Optometrist

Optical Shop
(706) 648-6745
867 N Church St
Thomaston, 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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