Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Tullahoma TN

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Ben Bob Mahan, MD
(931) 393-6004
PO Box 1118
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Mahan & Ridley Eye Assoc

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Robert Wendell Ridley, MD
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Mahan & Ridley Eye Assoc

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Robert Craig Collier, MD
Eye Care Center 1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Eye Care Center Associates Pa

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Ben Mahan MD
Mahan & Ridley Eye Assoc
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
 
Randy Hillis OD
(931) 728-3221
1421 Mcarthur St
Manchester, TN
 
Hunter Willingham Norris, MD
(931) 393-2020
1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Eye Care Center Associates Pa

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Dr.Ben Mahan
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St # A
Tullahoma, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Collier MD
Robert H Collier Inc
(931) 455-5665
12665 Garden Grove Blvd # 401
Garden Grove, CA
 
Edward Hoge OD
Whitwell Vision Clinic
(931) 455-0654
105 W Blackwell St
Tullahoma, TN
 
Randall Littell OD
Sullins Family Eyecare Clinics
(931) 728-1650
2180 Hillsboro Blvd
Manchester, TN
 
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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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