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Richard Seefried, MD
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cincinnati
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kenlyn Shawn Miller, MD
(540) 433-2485
1921 Medical Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1993

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Paul Roy Yoder, MD
(540) 433-2485
1921 Medical Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967

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Robert Eggleston MD
(540) 434-5668
3344 Emmaus Rd
Harrisonburg, VA
 
Michael Radoiu OD
Rockingham Eye Physicians
(540) 433-2485
1921 Medical Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
 
Robert Scott Mc Cormick, MD
(540) 434-5668
3344 Emmaus Rd
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va
Group Practice: Eggleston & Mc Cormick

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Ronald Edward Capstack, MD
1921 Medical Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va
Group Practice: Rockingham Eye Physicians

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Dr.Ronald Capstack
(540) 433-2485
1921 Medical Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Hospital: Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ernest Schlabach OD
Shenandoah Eye Ctr
(540) 433-1339
243 Neff Ave # V
Harrisonburg, VA
 
Michael Gowen OD
Shenandoah Eye Ctr
(540) 434-6622
182 Neff Ave # 11
Harrisonburg, VA
 
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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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