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Edward Ernest Stahel Jr, MD
(504) 888-1234
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969

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James Samuel Brown III, MD
(662) 320-6555
305 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1997

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James Danl Bennett III, MD
(601) 328-1254
2475 5th St N
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1990

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Scott Thomas Bradley, MD
(662) 328-2061
425 Hospital Dr Ste 8
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Brown MD
Virginia Eye Institute
(662) 320-6555
400 Westham Station Rd
Richmond, VA
 
George Gerald Walker, MD
(601) 323-3941
102 W Lampkin St
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms

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James Jay Brown, MD
(662) 320-6555
305 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2002

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Albert Henley Laws, MD
(662) 244-5522
2475 5th St N
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp -Golden Tria, Columbus, Ms

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William M Gillespie III, MD
(601) 351-8013
425 Hospital Dr Ste 8
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp -Golden Tria, Columbus, Ms
Group Practice: Columbus Eye Clinic Ltd

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Ray Lacey OD
Aberdeen Eye Clinic
(662) 328-7288
1928 5Th St N
Columbus, MS
 
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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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