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R Daniel Grossman, MD
(812) 334-1213
1011 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bloomington Hosp, Bloomington, In
Group Practice: Eye Center Of Southern Indiana

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Donald Dean Cofield, MD
(812) 332-1401
811 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1963

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Kenneth Marion Tewel Jr, MD
(812) 332-1401
811 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Bloomington Hosp, Bloomington, In
Group Practice: Ophthalmology Associates

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C Denise Howard OD
(812) 332-2020
822 E Auto Mall Rd
Bloomington, IN
 
Kenneth Vanderzeyde OD
Wal-Mart
(812) 332-5090
660 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN
 
Matthew M Fornefeld, MD
(812) 331-8181
481 S. Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985

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Warren Jeffrey Chang, MD
(812) 334-1213
1011 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Bloomington Hosp, Bloomington, In
Group Practice: Eye Center Of Southern Indiana

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Harold Lane Cohen, MD
(812) 332-1401
811 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt; Central Vermont Med Ctr, Barre, Vt
Group Practice: Eye Center

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John Walton OD
Community Eye Care Ctr
(812) 339-2933
3201 W State Road 45
Bloomington, IN
 
Denise Howard OD
Dr Howard & Assoc Eye Care
(812) 332-2020
322 S Woodscrest Dr
Bloomington, IN
 
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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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