Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Delray Beach FL

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Jaime H Membreno, MD
4800 Linton Blvd Ste 308
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple University
Graduation Year: 1998

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Bradley Jay Esterman, MD
1670 S Federal Hwy
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven Malcolm Litinsky, MD
(561) 498-8100
16201 Military Trl
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1970

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Daniel A Jewelewicz, MD
(561) 498-8100
16201 Military Trl
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1994

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Marc Winnick, MD
(561) 498-8100
16201 Military Trl
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Wayne C Barish, MD
(561) 498-4334
4800 Linton Blvd Ste F111
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1987

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Bruce Arthur Segal, MD
5258 Linton Blvd Ste 302
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Lewis Dan
(305) 947-0027
16201 South Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.ADRIANA SAKER
(561) 499-0232
5130 Linton Blvd # D1
Delray Beach, FL
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Eric Jon Rothchild, MD
(561) 495-2811
16244 Military Trl Ste 690
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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