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David Liang, MD
(717) 531-5690
500 University Dr MC HU19
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1997

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Joel Merrill Weinstein, MD
(717) 531-6052
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ali Aminlari, MD
(717) 531-6663
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967

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George O Rosenwasser, MD
(717) 533-5200
825 Fishburn Rd
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1983

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William Anthony Cantore, MD
(717) 531-6051
PO Box 850
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ingrid Ursula Scott, MD
(717) 531-5368
00 University Drive HU19
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Bascom Palmer Eye Inst & Anne, Miami, Fl; Jackson Mem Hosp, Miami, Fl
Group Practice: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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Aaron B Pittard, MD
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Niv Texas-Southwestern Med
Graduation Year: 2001

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Stuart Howard Goldberg, MD
(717) 533-1300
725 Fishburn Rd
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1983

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David Andrew Quillen, MD
(717) 531-6096
PO Box 850 Hershey Mc 500 University Dr Hu19
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1990

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Thomas Wright Gardner, MD
(717) 531-6051
PO Box 850
Hershey, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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