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Mark Allen Renshaw, MD
(219) 436-7205
7232 Engle Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sandra Chern, MD
(260) 436-5050
7305 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Rex Parent, MD
(260) 424-5656
321 E Wayne St Ste 1
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1971

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Robert Hughel Larmore, MD
(260) 436-2000
7900 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 305
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Mark Renshaw
(260) 436-7205
7232 Engle Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jonathan Dale Walker, MD
(260) 436-2181
7900 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 300
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Glenbrook Hosp, Glenview, Il; Parkview Mem Hosp, Fort Wayne, In; Lutheran Hosp -Indiana, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Allen County Retinal Surgeons

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Cathleen Mae Mc Cabe, MD
7747 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1996

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Don Allen Bollheimer, MD
(219) 459-9595
7750 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Fort Wayne, In; Lutheran Hosp -Indiana, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Vision Care Assoc

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Scott Allan Miller, MD
(260) 436-7205
7232 Engle Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Matthew Farber, MD
(260) 436-2181
7900 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 300
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Hosp -Indiana, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Allen County Retinal Surgeons

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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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