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Dr.Gordon Bussard
(302) 479-3937
3501 Silverside Rd # 206
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Riverside Health Care Center, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Gordon Ackart Bussard, MD
(302) 479-3937
Concord Plaza Naamans Bldg 3501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Health Care Center, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Delaware Ophthalmology Conslnt

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Andrew Marvin Barrett, MD
(302) 479-3937
Naamans Bldg 3501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Delaware Ophthalmology Conslnt

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Robert Abel Jr, MD
(302) 479-0492
Concord Plaza Naamans Bldg 3501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Delaware Ophthalmology Conslnt

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Paul W Morgan, MD FACS
2621 Cinder Rd
Wilmington, DE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pittsburgh
Graduation Year: 1944

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Richard Leslie Sherry, MD
(302) 475-6500
2500 Grubb Rd Ste 234
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Insight Optical

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Harold A Lebowitz, MD
(302) 479-3937
Concord Plaza Naamans Bldg 3501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; South Jersey Hospital -Elmer, Elmer, Nj
Group Practice: Delaware Ophthalmology Conslnt

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Heather L Dealy, MD
(302) 475-6500
2500 Grubb Rd Ste 234
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Col-Pa
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ralph Stuart Milner, MD
(302) 479-3937
Naamans Bldg/3501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Delaware Ophthalmology Conslnt

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John Crawford Wahl, MD
(302) 645-2300
1601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
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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