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Alexander Levine, MD
(508) 588-3060
830 Oak St Ste 223E
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1962

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David A Fleishman, MD
(508) 588-3060
49 Pearl St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1969

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Oscar K Hollander, MD
(508) 586-0717
10 N Pearl St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Middlesex Univ Sch Of Med, Waltham Ma
Graduation Year: 1942

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Lawrence Eric Weene, MD
(508) 588-4111
59 N Pearl St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1962

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Paul B Cotter Jr, MD
(508) 586-0256
179 Quincy St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Med Ctr, Brockton, Ma; Brockton Hosp, Brockton, Ma
Group Practice: Paul B Cotter Pc

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William Thomas Cobb, MD
(727) 824-7134
45 Pearl St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Hosp, St Petersburg, Fl
Group Practice: Suncoast Medical Clinic

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Dr.Lawrence Weene
(508) 588-4111
59 North Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Eduardo Dizon Talusan, MD
830 Oak St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1971

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Eric Lawrence Putnoi, MD
179 Quincy St
Brockton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 2001

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Neal G Snebold, MD
(781) 331-3300
696 Main St
Weymouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Milton Hospital, Milton, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Services Inc

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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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