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Elliott L Schweid, DO
(800) 852-1221
386 Bridgton Rd
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert W Daly, MD
(207) 828-2020
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1986

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Linda Kay Morrison, MD
(207) 725-4975
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jeffrey Lee Berman, MD
(757) 669-0500
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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Elizabeth A G Serrage, MD
(888) 374-2020
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Eyecare Medical Group

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Frank Wildman Read, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me; Memorial Hosp, North Conway, Nh
Group Practice: Maine Eye Ctr

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William Steven Holt, MD
(207) 773-0432
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me; Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Eyecare Medical Group

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Richard Alan Bazarian, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Elizabeth Serrage
(207) 828-2020
53 Sewall Street
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Year of Graduation: 1964
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Frederick Saml Miller III, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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