Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Burlington VT

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Edward J Wladis, MD
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Syracuse Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2001

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Louis V Reese Jr, MD
(404) 794-1135
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1946

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Manoj Mangaldas Thakker, MD
(802) 847-4516
111 Colchester Ave Fl 5
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kathleen J Maguire, MD
(802) 862-5000
199 Main St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.LISA ALEXANDER
(802) 388-3937
111 Colchester Ave # 5
Burlington, VT
Gender
F
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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David A Weinberg, MD
(802) 847-4516
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Alice Peck Day Mem Hosp, Lebanon, Nh; Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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David Jay Weissgold, MD
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt; Central Vermont Med Ctr, Barre, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Phil A Aitken, MD FACS
(802) 652-0717
55 Timber Ln
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Graduation Year: 1967

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David Stuart Chase, MD
(802) 864-0381
183 Saint Paul St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1962

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Edwin Joseph Guilfoy, MD
(802) 879-1619
16 Railroad St
Essex Junction, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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