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Dr.Lisa Fogel
(919) 787-8555
3211 Rogers Road #100
Wake Forest, NC
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Deepa Abraham, MD
(845) 692-3937
Clayton, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Walton K Joyner Jr, MD
(919) 787-2758
3900 Browning Pl Ste 200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jeffrey Scott Taylor, MD
(919) 878-4060
1212 Cedarhurst Dr Ste 103
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977

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Holly Pugh Johnson, MD
(919) 768-7030
3320 Executive Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Eye Center

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Edwin Russell Swann, MD
(919) 231-3937
100 Sunnybrook Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1975

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Bruce Stephen Boliek, MD
(919) 876-2427
3320 Executive Dr Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1987

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William Wade Foster, MD
(919) 876-2427
3320 Executive Dr Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Norwegian
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Eye Center

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Vincent P Dahringer, MD
(919) 862-9090
4700 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 180
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc; Wake County Alcoholism Treatme, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Cataract & Laser Ctr

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Keith Lyndon Mc Cormick, MD
(919) 876-4064
1422 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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