Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Bloomfield CT

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Peter Clifford Donshik, MD
(860) 286-5448
47 Jolley Dr
Bloomfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1968

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Burton Maurice Cunin, MD
(860) 243-2969
4 Northwestern Dr Ste 400
Bloomfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1962

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James John Pasternack, MD
(860) 243-2020
4 Northwestern Dr
Bloomfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robin Hayworth Gold, MD
(212) 794-3788
99 Woodland St
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1978

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Edmund Thaddeus Suski, MD
(860) 247-2169
20 Drury Ln
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1976

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Helen Denise Newton, MD
701 Cottage Grove Rd
Bloomfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.JAMES PASTERNACK
(860) 243-2020
4 Northwestern Drive #400
Bloomfield, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Malcolm Shoor Roth, MD
(860) 243-2969
33 Saddle Rdg
Bloomfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr.Donald Salzberg
(860) 233-2346
Ste 121, 836 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Joseph Castner, MD
(860) 688-1549
1080 Day Hill Rd Ste 301
Windsor, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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