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Gerald J Halton, MD FACS
37 Lexington Ave
Holyoke, MA
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Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell
Graduation Year: 1944

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Freeman Paul Botnick, MD
(413) 736-1833
299 Carew St Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Eyesight & Surgery Assoc

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Philip Moraitis, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St Ste 212
Springfield, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1990

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Andrew Sheldon Jusko, MD
(717) 652-2020
299 Carew St Ste 201
Springfield, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert John D'Amato, MD
(413) 536-3010
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kevin W Hulseberg, MD
2 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ronald James Gailun, MD
(413) 788-6044
299 Carew St Ste 119
Springfield, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Paul Mintzer, MD
(413) 584-2733
2 Hospital Dr Ste 201
Holyoke, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Gregory Faust
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford Street #212
Springfield, MA
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M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gregory Jay Faust, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Springfield Eye Assoc

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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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