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Dr.Binoy Jani
(540) 207-9664
1451 Hospital Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Binoy Rohit Jani, MD
(540) 371-2777
10 Chatham Heights Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1996

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David Hettler MD
May Hettler & Assoc
(540) 374-1100
2352 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
E Michael Howlette OD
Howlette & Assoc
(540) 786-2020
395 Spotsylvania Mall # A
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Angela Santinga OD
Colonial Beach Vision Care
(540) 834-4644
10673 Spotsylvania Ave
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Dr.Arash Mansouri
(540) 371-2020
110 Cambridge Street
Fredericksburg, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Arash Mansouri, MD
(540) 371-2020
110 Cambridge St
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1995

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Alan Shotwell OD
(540) 786-3555
3801 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Lee Brock MD
(540) 891-4444
4304 Lafayette Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Robert Benish MD
(540) 891-4444
4304 Lafayette Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
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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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