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Albert Jon Scheller, MD
(623) 209-0020
13555 W McDowell Rd Ste 102
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1962

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Marie Pavese, MD
(602) 386-2830
2020 N 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1980

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Donald Won Park, MD
(602) 249-0212
10615 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste D500
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1991

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Nadia Christine Slysh, MD
(623) 876-2020
10701 W Bell Rd
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1987

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Warren Harry Victor, MD
(919) 938-1445
15405 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1979

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Paul Michael Petelin Jr, MD
13065 W McDowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1997

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Mark Joseph Friedman, MD
(718) 805-5009
2330 N 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kenneth Alan Batko, MD
(623) 933-0176
10615 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste B300
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ralph H Beams, MD FACS
10658 W Tropicana Cir
Sun City, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana
Graduation Year: 1936

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Parminderpa Singh, MD
(623) 974-4789
10503 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste 104
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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