Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Washington Court House OH

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Donald Kamer OD
Clear Image Eyecare
(740) 335-1181
296 Blackstone St
Washington Ct Hs, OH
Dr Grey L Eckert
(740) 335-6305
109 S Main St
Washington Court House, OH

Optique Family Vision Care
Dr. Grey Eckert
(740) 335-6305
109 S. Main St.
Washington C.H., OH
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(740) 333-7681
1397 Leesburg Ave
Washington Court House, OH

Nova Vision Care Pll
(937) 584-2020
65 N Howard St
Sabina, OH

Harold Kavoussi MD
Eye Specialists
(740) 335-7200
205 S Main St
Washington Ct Hs, OH
GreyL. Eckert,O.D.
(740) 335-2020
Dr. Grey L. Eckert,109 S. Main St.
Washington Ch, OH
Allen D. Griffiths, O.D.
(740) 335-2771
239 E. Court St.
Washington C.H., OH
Stephanie Mcdonald
(740) 335-6401
420 E Court St
Washington Court House, OH

Chester Eye Center - Drs. Brandon & Michael Chester
(740) 773-2020
349 Jefferson St.
Greenfield, OH

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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