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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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Curtis Mackay Libby, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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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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Samuel Paul Solish, MD
(207) 773-4723
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish, Armenian
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me; Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Eyecare Medical Group

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Natan David Kahn, MD
(207) 725-4975
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bruce Raymond Cassidy, MD
(207) 828-2020
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Eye Care & Surgery Ctr-Maine

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Richard Stanton Smith, MD
(207) 662-5522
887 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Jeffery Berman
(207) 774-8277
Maine Eye Center, 15 Lowell St # 1
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mairne Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Charles Matthew Zacks, MD
(603) 964-9340
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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