Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Gloucester MA

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Matthew William Zanger, MD
(978) 281-0600
35 Middle St
Gloucester, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Northeastrn Univ-Lane Hlth, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Cape Ann Eye Specialists

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Raymond Gerald Magauran, MD
(978) 739-9421
100 Cummings Ctr Ste 135K
Beverly, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Omah Shridharini Singh, MD
(978) 922-4003
PO Box 484
Beverly, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1969

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David Stephen Hutchison, MD
(978) 922-7303
6 Goldthwait Rd
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert Gordon Levy, MD
29 Shetland Rd
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Matthew Zanger
(978) 281-0600
35 Middle St # 4
Gloucester, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Northeastrn Univ-Lane Hlth, Boston, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Kimberly J Mooney-McNulty, MD
(508) 984-4412
4 Boxwood Ln
Beverly, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1994

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Leon L Remis, MD
(617) 631-8300
1 Widger Rd Ste 108
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert John Brockhurst, MD
(781) 639-2951
90 Harbor Ave
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1947

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Krishna Gaddipati, MD
(978) 745-0654
189 Jefferson Ave
Salem, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med College
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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