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Jean Henderson Tibbetts, MD
(207) 947-1291
417 State St Ste 230
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979

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Michael Allen Johnson, MD
(207) 973-4185
885 Union St Ste 130
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1992

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Garth Allen Wilbanks, MD
(207) 947-6743
885 Union St Ste 120
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Deborah Hoffert
(207) 945-4474
12 Stillwater Ave # 1
Bangor, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Theodore Bowman, MD
(207) 945-6200
1 Ridgewood Dr
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Tahlequah City Hospital, Tahlequah, Ok
Group Practice: Eastern Oklahoma Eye Clinic

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Robert J Takach, MD
(207) 945-4474
885 Union St Ste 145
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1961

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Cynthia Amanda Self, MD
(423) 778-7180
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Paul Rush Moulton, MD
(207) 945-3619
5 Grove St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Maine Med Ctr, Bangor, Me; St Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Me

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Bartlett Harding Hayes, MD
(207) 947-1291
417 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jeffrey Jay Jordan, MD
(319) 356-7452
885 Union St Ste 120
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
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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