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James Roy Knowles, MD
Department Oph 4881 Sugar Maple Drive
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1984

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Patrick Sheen Kelley, MD
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert Todd Bloom, MD
(614) 421-0019
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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J Singh Waikhom, MD
(937) 372-8007
124 Office Park Dr
Xenia, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Darbhanga Med Coll, Ln Mithila Univ, Laheriasarai, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1964

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Jeffrey Alanson Horwitz, MD
(937) 228-5015
301 W 1st St Ste 3-A
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Kettering Med Ctr, Kettering, Oh
Group Practice: Dayton Vitreo-Retinal Assoc

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Leo Danl Hurley, MD
(937) 257-3509
4881 Sugar Maple Dr
Wright Patterson Afb, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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Sung K Or, DO
Beavercreek, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael Scott Bloom, MD
(937) 641-3020
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Michael Gaynier, DO
(937) 376-8255
1214 N Monroe Dr
Xenia, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1980

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Matthew Lawrence Sprowl, MD
(937) 224-0024
1222 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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