Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Chelmsford MA

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Glen Alan Bolliger, MD
(978) 256-5600
19 Village Sq
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1976

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David Hyungjun Yi, MD
(978) 256-5600
19 Village Sq
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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John B Christoforidis, MD
(978) 458-4546
9 Central St
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991

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David Ira Victor, MD
(508) 458-4546
9 Central St
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ann Pawlowski Burnham, MD
(978) 859-9919
133 Littleton Rd Ste 204
Westford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1984

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Kailenn Tsao, MD
(978) 256-8721
1 Meeting House Rd Ste 3
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Brockton Hosp, Brockton, Ma
Group Practice: Boston University Eye Assoc

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David George Perkins, MD
(978) 256-5600
19 Village Sq
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Ma
Group Practice: Massachusetts Eye Assoc Pc; Massachusetts Eye Associates Pc

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John Capino, MD
(978) 452-2100
1230 Bridge St
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.John Capino
(978) 452-2100
1230 Bridge Street
Lowell, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1978
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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Dwayne Bryan Baharozian, MD
(978) 692-1400
133 Littleton Rd Ste 201
Westford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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