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Amy Beth Eston, MD
(517) 548-3571
2790 W Grand River Ave Ste 200
Howell, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi; Huron Valley -Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp, Mi
Group Practice: Lansing Ophthalmology Howell Eye Center

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Holly Stemen Holm, MD
(810) 229-3363
10401 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert Carl Arends, MD
(248) 684-7337
320 W Commerce St
Milford, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi
Group Practice: Physician Eyecare Assoc

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Trevin R Wallin, MD
Dexter, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Utah
Graduation Year: 2003

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Amy Eston MD
Howell Eye Ctr
(517) 548-3571
2790 W Grand River Ave # 200
Howell, MI
 
John Robert Suchomel, MD
(248) 719-0450
8580 W Grand River Ave Ste 5
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; Huron Valley -Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp, Mi

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Robert Thomas Clark, MD
(810) 844-7744
7575 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Theresa Marie Nairus, MD
(734) 763-9146
320 W Commerce St
Milford, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1997

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Chad Gallatin OD
(517) 546-4655
1191 Byron Rd
Howell, MI
 
Frederick Faes OD
Brighton Eye Specialists
(810) 227-5640
5865 Whitmore Lake Rd
Brighton, MI
 
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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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