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Brian Matthew Sucheski, MD
(215) 997-2015
700 Horizon Dr Ste 204
Chalfont, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1995

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Rebecca S Walker, MD
(215) 997-2015
700 Horizon Dr
Chalfont, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1989

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Colleen June Christian, MD
1000 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Gerald Bruce Rosen, MD
(215) 361-1230
1085 S Broad St
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joseph James Kesselring, MD
(215) 368-1646
1000 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985

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Cathy Ann Colt, MD
(215) 784-0478
711 Harvest Hill Dr
Chalfont, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Abington Mem Hosp, Abington, Pa
Group Practice: Ophthalmology Associates

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Allan Edward Wulc, MD
(215) 918-5552
847 Easton Rd Ste 1500
Warrington, PA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Abington Mem Hosp, Abington, Pa; Hospital Of The Univ Of Penn, Philadelphia, Pa; Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Scheie Eye Institute University Of Pennsylvania

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Louis Winn Schwartz, MD
(215) 368-1646
1000 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1967

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Joseph John De Venuto Jr, MD
(215) 345-6100
485 N Main St
Doylestown, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Doylestown Hosp, Doylestown, Pa

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David P Morrison Jr, MD
(215) 348-9373
Cross Keys Plz
Doylestown, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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