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Sarkis Haig Soukiasian, MD
(978) 538-4430
1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Armenian
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Ma; Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Lahey Clinic

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Dr.Susan MacDonald
(781) 744-5100
1 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Lahey
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Ronald C Pruett, MD
39 Cross St
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1963

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Henry M Pollock, MD FACS
(508) 532-0510
6 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston
Graduation Year: 1964

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William Bruce Orenberg, MD
(978) 531-4400
31 Centennial Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ronald Clair Pruett, MD
(978) 532-3303
39 Cross St
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1963

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Dennis Fredric Stoler, MD
(978) 531-4400
31 Centennial Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joseph H Bowlds, MD FACS
1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Colorado
Graduation Year: 1960

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Paul Ramzi Cotran, MD
(978) 538-4400
1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1986

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Susan Mary Tucker, MD
(617) 273-8546
1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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