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John H Lodge, MD
(301) 656-3356
8132 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1951
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md

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Robert B Kaufman, MD
(301) 253-6565
8218 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1971

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George Allen Patterson III, MD
(301) 652-7061
8218 Wisconsin Ave Ste 316
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Whitten Laser Eye Assoc

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Leon L Gallin, MD
5450 Whitley Park Ter Apt 713
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny Syracuse
Graduation Year: 1949

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Chi Chao Chan, MD
(301) 496-0417
Nih Bldg 10 Ste 10N103
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1975

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Claudia Sieger Cohen, MD
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1998

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Stephen Stuart Elgin, MD
(301) 656-6691
4550 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1958

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Charles Frederick Bahn, MD
(301) 657-3022
4848 Battery Ln Ste 102
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md

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Craig Erwin Geist, MD
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Chiu, DO
5530 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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