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Richard A Isenberg, MD
(602) 995-2000
25237 S Sun Lakes Blvd
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Phoenix Baptist Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Hope Eye Ctr

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Michael J Depenbusch, MD
(480) 963-3881
604 W Warner Rd Ste B6
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Dominican Santa Cruz Hosp, Santa Cruz, Ca
Group Practice: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

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Jeffrey Paul Edelstein, MD
(480) 962-9121
2905 W Warner Rd Ste 20
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az

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Paul R Thornfeldt, MD
(480) 899-0188
2055 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1953

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Robert Clabaugh Davidson, MD
(480) 821-1800
1311 W Chandler Blvd Ste 110
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Michael Depenbusch
(480) 963-3881
604 W Warner Rd # B6
Chandler, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Joao Diniz Ribeiro, MD
604 W Warner Rd Ste B6
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Fed De Goias Brazil
Graduation Year: 1978

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Benjamin Byung Chun, MD
(253) 968-1463
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1993

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Truman Dean Plainer, MD
(480) 833-9100
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Donald Park
(480) 833-7898
2152 S Vineyard # 139
Mesa, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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