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Pamela A Loerinc, MD
(508) 655-5810
18 N Water St
New Bedford, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jeremy Belknap Whitney, MD
(508) 995-8200
300A Faunce Corner Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1954

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Jay Ronald Rowes, MD
(508) 994-1400
51 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1976

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Scott Mitchell Corin, MD
(508) 717-0720
500 Faunce Corner Rd Bldg 100 Ste 110
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kathleen Theresa Cronin, MD
(508) 517-9275
51 State Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1995

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David Walter Kielty, MD
(508) 717-0270
500 Faunce Corner Rd Ste 110
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1989

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John E Meehan, MD
(508) 995-8200
300A Faunce Corner Rd Ste 101
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allegheny Univ Hosp-Hahneman
Graduation Year: 1996

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Leonardo J Velazquez-Estades, MD
(508) 994-1400
51 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Puerto Rico
Graduation Year: 2001

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Marc Philip Wladis, MD
(508) 994-1400
540 Hawthorn St
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen Francis Sullivan, MD
(508) 994-1400
51 State Rd
North Dartmouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital Of New Bedfo, New Bedford, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Vision Ctr

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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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