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Jonathan Alan Seidenberg, MD
(410) 939-6477
930 Revolution St
Havre de Grace, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1988

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G Geoffrey Miller, MD
(814) 623-1969
Outpatient Mntl Health Svc Va Medicine Center
Perry Point, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1977

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Colleen C Grace, MD
Belcamp, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Michigan
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr.Charles Castoro
(410) 903-0480
620 Boulton St # 1
Bel Air, MD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Timothy D Polk, MD
620 Boulton St
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Virginia Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 1990

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Eugene E Protzko, MD
(410) 939-6477
930 Revolution St
Havre de Grace, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1985

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Lisa Kale Feulner, MD
(410) 569-7173
2105 Laurel Bush Rd Ste 104
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1995

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Help, Consulting
(410) 676-9691
3913 East Baker Avenue
Abingdon, MD
Services
Stress Management, Ophthalmology, Mind/Body Medicine
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Wayne Howard Parris, MD
(410) 836-7010
620 Boulton St
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Timothy Danl Polk, MD
(410) 893-0480
620 Boulton St
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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