Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment East Providence RI

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S Deborah Murphy, MD
(401) 431-1119
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Ste 504
East Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1974

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Elliot Mark Perlman, MD
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Portuguese, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Annes Hospital, Fall River, Ma; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Rhode Island Eye Institute

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Helen Athineos Schinazi, MD
(401) 421-9433
265 Waterman St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fac Of Med, Alexandria Univ, Alexandria, Egypt (915-03 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1960

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Richard Girard Bryan, MD
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995

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Nickolas P Katsoulakis, MD
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny Upstate Medical University
Graduation Year: 2004

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Robert Lawrence Bahr, MD
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Charlton Mem Hosp, Fall River, Ma; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Rhode Island Eye Institute

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Y Jacob Schinazi, MD
(401) 421-9433
265 Waterman St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ibrahim Pasha Univ, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (915-01 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1958

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Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr.Elliot Perlman
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St # 150
Providence, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Annes Hospital, Fall River, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Paul E Beade, MD
(508) 676-3411
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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