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Susan Hindman Chesshire, MD
(414) 525-0525
9200 W Loomis Rd
Franklin, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Thomas Alpren
(414) 281-0963
2500 W Layton Ave # 110
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Richard Drake Davenport, MD
(414) 328-8760
2424 S 90th St Ste 204
West Allis, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: West Allis Memorial Hospital, West Allis, Wi
Group Practice: Drake Optical

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Dr.DANIEL FERGUSON
(414) 321-7520
10150 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert A Sucher, MD
10150 W National Ave # S100
West Allis, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 1972

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Edward Wm Waldeck, MD
(414) 769-6900
2500 W Layton Ave # S110
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1965

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Thomas Victor P Alpren, MD
(414) 281-0424
2500 W Layton Ave Ste 110
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1971

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Regina Y Najera, MD
New Berlin, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 2001

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Judith Becker Coran, MD
(414) 328-8760
2424 S 90th St Ste 204
West Allis, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1989

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Christine E P Bartos, MD
(585) 385-5650
2424 S 90th St
West Allis, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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