Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Elizabeth NJ

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Saveren Scannapiego, MD
(908) 289-1166
230 W Jersey St
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1971

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Warren Mark Klein, MD
(908) 289-1166
230 W Jersey St
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Santiago Perez Jr, MD
(908) 527-8423
531 Westfield Ave
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Hosp, Newark, Nj; Trinitas Hospital -Jersey Str, Elizabeth, Nj

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Charles John Campbell, MD
(973) 763-2203
700 N Broad St
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1948

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Michael Herman Friedman, MD
(908) 241-2800
127 Chestnut St
Roselle Park, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1963

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Justin Mang, MD
(908) 289-0250
240 Williamson St Ste 505
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1969

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Shawn Richard Klein, MD
(847) 432-6010
230 W Jersey St Ste 201
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1999

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Christine Lyde H Zolli, MD
(973) 344-0023
701 Newark Ave
Elizabeth, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1970

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Anthony M Spirito, MD FACS
(908) 354-2138
615 Union Ave
Elizabeth, NJ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1948

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Jay Bernard Schoenfeld, MD
(908) 620-0773
127 Chestnut St
Roselle Park, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Trinitas Hospital -Jersey Str, Elizabeth, Nj

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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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