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Dr.Mark Iverson
(802) 229-9554
81 River St # 204
Montpelier, VT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Chris Soares
(802) 728-2460
40 S Main St # 1
Randolph, VT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Gifford Med Ctr, Randolph, Vt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Jack A Singer, MD
(802) 728-9993
45 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Portuguese
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Gifford Med Ctr, Randolph, Vt
Group Practice: Gifford Medical Center At Singer Eye Center

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Armando J Coello
(802) 223-0822
58 E View Ln
Barre, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Mark Iverson
(802) 229-9554
81 River St
Montpelier, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Mark Richard Iverson, MD
(802) 229-9554
81 River St
Montpelier, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983

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Christopher J Soares, MD
(802) 728-2460
40 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Gifford Med Ctr, Randolph, Vt
Group Practice: Gifford Medical Center At Hitchcock Associates

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Dr.Jack Singer
(802) 728-9993
45 South Main Street
Randolph, VT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Gifford Med Ctr, Randolph, Vt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Samuel O Seideman
(802) 223-0822
58 E View Ln
Barre, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Jack A Singer
(802) 728-9993
45 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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