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Mark Joseph Eanes, MD
(229) 247-2020
2310 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: South Georgia Med Ctr, Valdosta, Ga; Smith Northview Hosp, Valdosta, Ga
Group Practice: Southern Eye Ctr

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Thomas Harding Smith Jr, MD
(229) 242-3656
3024 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1954

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Ben Hill Moye, MD
(229) 247-4114
3024 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1967

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Shirley Enfinger
Wilson Eye Ctr
(229) 244-3000
2108 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
 
Alan Peaslee OD
(229) 253-8700
3473 Bemiss Rd
Valdosta, GA
 
Steven Thomas Greenhaw, MD
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988

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Donald John Mirate, MD
(912) 242-8852
2707 N Forrest St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1978

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Scott Petermann MD
Affinity Health Group
(229) 244-2068
2108 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
 
Mark Eanes MD
Southern Eye Ctr
(229) 247-2020
2310 N Patterson St # B
Valdosta, GA
 
Alan Peaslee MD
Beall Optical/Eye Associates
(229) 247-4114
783 Lakes Blvd
Lake Park, 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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