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John Leroy Mann, MD
(915) 545-1484
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1964

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Nualhathai Songsanand, MD
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Garner Hatchett, MD
(915) 581-1050
6955 N Mesa St Ste 112
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966

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Girvar Singh, MD
(678) 986-7470
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: S P Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1964

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Jorge De La Chapa, MD
(915) 587-5908
724 Willow Glen Dr
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Unam Mexico City
Graduation Year: 1969

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Gregory Trubowitsch, MD
(915) 532-3912
741 Los Miradores Dr
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jeremy R Cuthbertson, MD
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1999

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Keak Khauv, MD
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Iowa
Graduation Year: 2000

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Joel B Ransom, MD
PO Box 9995 Zc 79990
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1980

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Wm Francis Davitt, MD
(915) 533-3461
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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