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Deborah Jane Simon, MD
(215) 829-5311
321 Main St
Acton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1995

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Daniel W Tolpin, MD
131 Old Road To 9 Acre Cor
Concord, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Med
Graduation Year: 1970

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Harvey Julian Lewis, MD
(978) 369-1310
133 Old Road To 9 Acre Cor
Concord, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London, The Middlesex Hosp Med Sch (352-26 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Emerson Hosp, Concord, Ma
Group Practice: Lexington Eye Assoc Inc

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Dwayne Bryan Baharozian, MD
(978) 692-1400
133 Littleton Rd Ste 201
Westford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Gisela Velez
(617) 584-2582
190 Groton Rd # 240
Ayer, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mary Lynn Miller, MD
(978) 345-7398
Acton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital -Vernon H, Worcester, Ma
Group Practice: Fallon Clinic Eye Svc

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William Pierce Boger III, MD
(610) 783-0534
131 Old Road To 9 Acre Cor
Concord, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Emerson Hosp, Concord, Ma
Group Practice: Lexington Eye Assoc Inc

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Daniel Warren Tolpin, MD
(781) 862-1620
131 Old Road To 9 Acre Cor
Concord, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1970

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Ann Pawlowski Burnham, MD
(978) 859-9919
133 Littleton Rd Ste 204
Westford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1984

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Paul Leonard Gunderson, MD
(978) 772-4000
190 Groton Rd
Ayer, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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