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Stuart Michael Du Boff, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1969

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Richard J Provenzano, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Leonard Fitzgerald, MD
(518) 274-3123
3335 Route 7
Pownal, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1965

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Stuart Du Boff MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
John La Penta MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
John Joseph La Penta, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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Erik W Niemi, DO
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Lapenta MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
Richard Provenzano MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
Richard Provenzano MD
Advanced Eye Care
(413) 664-6736
99 Hospital Ave # 110
North Adams, MA
 
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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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