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John R Finlay, MD FACS
49 Lake Ave
Greenwich, CT
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Medical School: Hahnemann
Graduation Year: 1946

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John R Finlay, MD
49 Lake Ave
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Allegheny Univ Hosp-Hahneman
Graduation Year: 1946

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Hui Elizabeth Fang, MD
(212) 604-8041
13 Amherst Rd
Riverside, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1996

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Suresh Mandava, MD
(203) 869-3082
4 Dearfield Dr
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1993

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William S Potter, MD
(203) 869-3082
4 Dearfield Dr
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1985

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Alexis Elaine Finlay, MD
(203) 869-4446
49 Lake Ave
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jerreyll Travis Jackson, MD
(203) 869-2255
41 W Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Ronald Wilson, MD
(203) 661-4444
2 Glenville Rd
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology, General Practice
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Greenwich Hosp, Greenwich, Ct

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Donna Lynn Densel, MD
(203) 869-3082
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1988

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Richard David Banyard, MD
(203) 869-3082
4 Dearfield Dr
Greenwich, CT
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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