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Dr.Gary Markowitz
(302) 674-1121
833 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Bayhealth
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Gary Ira Markowitz, MD
(302) 674-1121
833 S Governors Ave
Dover, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Andreas Rauer
(302) 734-1760
16 Old Rudnick Lane
Dover, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Bay Health Med Ctr -Kent, Dover, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Brett Elliott Jr, MD
(302) 422-3034
521 S Dupont Blvd
Milford, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Milford Mem Hosp, Milford, De

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John Gallagher OD
Halpern Eye Assoc
(302) 734-5861
885 S Governors Ave
Dover, DE
 
John Lester Glenn, MD
(518) 773-8894
737 S Queen St
Dover, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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Andreas Rauer, MD
(302) 734-1760
16 Old Rudnick Ln
Dover, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Bay Health Med Ctr -Kent, Dover, De
Group Practice: Pro Vision Ctr

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John Robert Stump, MD
(302) 424-0523
200 Kings Hwy Ste 6
Milford, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Milford Mem Hosp, Milford, De

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Jamie Gallagher OD
Halpern Eye Assoc
(302) 734-5861
885 S Governors Ave
Dover, DE
 
Bryan Sterling OD
Visionquest Eye Care Ctr Inc
(302) 734-3511
773 S Queen St # A
Dover, DE
 
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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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