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Christopher C Way, MD
(401) 942-0210
1150 Reservoir Ave Ste 204
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri

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Dr.Salvatore Loporchio
(401) 946-8011
35 Sockanosset Cross Rd # 4
Cranston, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick, Ri
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Francis Figueroa
(401) 942-2626
975 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Timothy Cavanaugh, MD
1090 Cranston St
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1987

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Philip Raymond Rizzuto, MD
(401) 274-6622
120 Dudley St Ste 301
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joseph Louis Migliori, MD
(401) 943-4684
1150 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Services, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Garden City Medical Park

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Salvatore J Loporchio, MD
(401) 946-8011
35 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick, Ri; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Disease Surgery Of The Retina

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Francis Xavier Figueroa, MD
(401) 942-2626
975 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1991

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Paul Sebastian Musco, MD
(401) 946-6450
725 Reservoir Ave Ste 201
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Robert Janigian
(401) 369-7773
120 Dudley St #303
PROVIDENCE, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, 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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