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Humeyra Dabil, MD
Edwardsville, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hacette Univ
Graduation Year: 1994

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Edward A Doisy III, MD
(618) 288-7266
12 Professional Park Dr
Maryville, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Gateway Reg Med Ctr, Granite City, Il; Anderson Hosp, Maryville, Il
Group Practice: Surevision Eye Centers -Midwest

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Donald C Schnellmann, MD FACS
(618) 876-6333
2421 Corporate Ctr Ste 102
Granite City, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis
Graduation Year: 1960

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Karen Elaine Segrist, MD
(618) 463-1005
533 E 3rd St
Alton, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Alton Mem Hosp, Alton, Il; St Anthonys Health Center, Alton, Il
Group Practice: Riverbend Physicians & Surgeon

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Peggy Helen Gramates, MD
(314) 838-0300
215 Hy Vista Dr
Alton, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jamie L Ikeda, MD
Maryville, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Illinois University
Graduation Year: 2003

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Wen Yuan Chen, MD
(618) 259-0440
200 W Main St
East Alton, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

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Charles Lee Friedman, MD
(618) 656-7774
415 W Main St Ste 7
Collinsville, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Litchfield, Il; Anderson Hosp, Maryville, Il; St Josephs Hosp, Highland, Il
Group Practice: Center For Refractive Surgery

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James Melvin Hudson, MD
(618) 463-1005
533 E 3rd St
Alton, IL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Eric Mann
(618) 632-8100
317 Salem Pl # 150
Fairview Heights, IL
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, 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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