Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Brattleboro VT

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Dana Francis Mc Ginn, MD
238 Western Ave
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1980

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Lawrence Joseph Jaeger, MD
(603) 354-5400
130 Darling Rd
Keene, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Pierre Richard Alfred, MD
(413) 774-7016
3 Riddell St
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Wyman OD
(603) 357-4090
100 Emerald St # D
Keene, NH
 
Janet Lemoine OD
Main Street Optical
(413) 774-6301
489 Bernardston Rd
Greenfield, MA
 
Clyde Alfred Newton, MD
(802) 257-0110
19 Belmont Ave Ste 101
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1962

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Basilio Kalpakian, MD
(714) 536-6420
121 Darling Rd
Keene, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert James Austin Jr, MD
63 French King Hwy
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1986

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Nathalie Rioux MD
Greenfield Eye Ctr Inc
(413) 774-7016
33 Riddell St # 33
Greenfield, MA
 
Clyde Alfred Newton
(802) 257-0110
19 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, 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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