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Daniel J Simon, MD
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 2002

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Vincent James Verdi, MD
200 Medical Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1998

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Leland D Whitelock Jr, MD
(757) 410-9500
508 Baylor Ct Ste C
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1961

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Steven Keith Snyder, MD
(757) 547-3249
109 Wimbledon Sq Ste E
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mark Allan Pavilack, MD
(757) 340-8383
501 Baylor Ct
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987

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Stephanie A J Marioneaux, MD
(757) 547-5805
300 Med Pkwy Suite 108
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: Chesapeake Gen Hosp, Chesapeake, Va

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Eric Arthur Adams, MD
(757) 461-7974
200 Medical Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gayle E W Rutherford, MD
(757) 410-5555
508 Baylor Ct Ste A
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jon Michael Adleberg, MD
(757) 436-0011
1230 Progressive Dr Ste 100
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1990

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Brenda A Myers Powell, MD
Chesapeake, VA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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