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Gerald Paul Spindel, MD
(603) 434-4193
6 Tsienneto Rd Ste 101
Derry, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Gerald Spindel
(603) 382-4308
130 Main St # 102B
Salem, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Christopher J Newton, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Paul Pender
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Samuel Gold
(603) 641-5081
835 Hanover St # 304
Manchester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Sonalee Manoj Desai, MD
(267) 738-4458
Londonderry, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2001

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Randall Lincoln Brown, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Barry Harvey Jacobs, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1965

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David Edward Corbit, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.NANCY EFFERSON BONACHEA
(603) 668-2020
107 Riverway Place
Bedford, NH
Gender
F
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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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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