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Edward S Lim, MD
(203) 469-7390
280 Main St
East Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1989

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Susan Hall Forster, MD
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Daniel Salchow
(203) 785-2020
40 Temple St # 3B
New Haven, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Stanley Hersh, MD
(254) 756-4457
40 Temple St # 60
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1957

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Robert Abraham Wiznia, MD
(203) 562-9995
850 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct

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Robert Lewis Lesser, MD
(203) 597-9100
40 Temple St Ste 5B
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neuropathology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; Waterbury Hosp, Waterbury, Ct
Group Practice: Ophthalmic Surgical Assoc

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Edwin M Trayner, MD FACS
PO Box 529
Branford, CT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia
Graduation Year: 1956

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Harry H Mark, MD
(203) 865-1010
2 Church St S
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1957

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Zachary George Klett, MD
(203) 785-2020
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1989

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Brian Michael Debroff, MD
(203) 785-2020
PO Box 208061
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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