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Mary I Shenouda, MD
Granger, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oyola Univ
Graduation Year: 2001

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Philip James Gabriele, MD
(800) 372-8082
51499 Autumn Ridge Dr
Granger, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1991

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Patrick Francis O'Malley, MD
(574) 233-3711
53822 Generations Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Cork, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Cork
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, South Bend, In
Group Practice: Retina & Vitreous Assoc

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Ann B Wiarda, MD
230 E Day Rd
Mishawaka, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richard David Weiss, MD
(574) 271-3939
230 E Day Rd Ste 100
Mishawaka, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976

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Doris Eileen Jensen, MD
(574) 283-1270
17409 Barryknoll Way
Granger, IN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Madison Center, South Bend, In

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Thomas Leigh Hauch, MD
(574) 233-3711
53822 Generations Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert Taewoo Lee, MD
(574) 233-3711
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ann K Buikema Wiarda, MD
230 E Day Rd
Mishawaka, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ
Graduation Year: 1995

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Martyn Allan Wills, MD
(219) 237-9334
211 N Eddy St
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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