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Edgar Clarence Gamponia, MD
(304) 366-7947
1 Physicians Plz Ste 282
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Fairmont Gen Hosp, Fairmont, Wv
Group Practice: Regional Eye Associates; Regional Eye Associates Inc

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Terry Lynn Schwartz, MD
(304) 598-6925
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jennifer Tordilla Wadia, MD
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: West Virginia Univ
Graduation Year: 2002

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Lionel Donald J Chisholm, MD
(304) 598-6926
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1959

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David Allen Faris, MD
(304) 842-8888
2 Chenoweth Dr Ste B
Bridgeport, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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Q A Melgarejo, MD
(304) 366-5010
5 Erwin Ln Ste 1
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Asuncion, Fac De Cien Med, Asuncion, Paraguay
Graduation Year: 1963

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John Vincent Linberg, MD
(304) 598-6943
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1971

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Judie Fern Charlton, MD
(304) 598-6925
101 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1985

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Geoffrey Eugene Bradford, MD
(304) 598-6949
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1988

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Monique J Leys, MD
(304) 598-4820
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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