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Tyrie Lee Jenkins, MD
(808) 591-9911
615 Piikoi St Ste 205
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll - Philadelphia
Graduation Year: 1980

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David Patrick Mc Cann, MD
(808) 432-2606
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Neal Atebara
(808) 550-8440
1380 Lusitana St # 201
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Timothy F Mc Devitt, MD
(808) 599-4755
1380 Lusitania St Ste 708 Queen's Physicians Offic
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1987

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Tyrie Lee Hiller, MD
(808) 545-2144
615 Piikoi St Ste 205
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980

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Carl Tetsuo Minatoya, MD
(808) 597-1133
1003 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Shigemi Sugiki
(808) 528-5333
1380 Lusitana St # 714
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1961
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Queens Med Ctr, Honolulu, Hi
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alan Richard Faulkner, MD
(808) 538-3677
1100 Ward Ave Ste 1000
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Andrew Co Fong, MD
(808) 432-2669
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1985

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Hugo Higa, MD
(808) 947-2020
350 Ward Ave Ste 106
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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