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George Frederic Nardin, MD
(808) 262-2990
407 Uluniu St Ste 214
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980

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Brett A Nelson, MD
Kaneohe, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ
Graduation Year: 2001

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Peter Andrew Roney, MD
(808) 247-5456
46-001 Kamehameha Hwy Ste 405
Kaneohe, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Joyce Heather Cassen, MD
(808) 373-4522
50 W Hind Dr Ste 212
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1980

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David Andrew Young, MD
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1997

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Louis Alfred D'Avanzo, MD
(808) 262-5113
30 Aulike St Ste 301
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1960

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David James Randell, MD
(808) 247-5456
46-001 Kamehameha Hwy Ste 405
Kaneohe, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Castle Med Ctr, Kailua, Hi
Group Practice: Windward Eye Physicians

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Robert Tuck Wong, MD FACS
(808) 737-7576
5334 APO Dr
Honolulu, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson
Graduation Year: 1936

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Anthony Paul Martyak, MD
(808) 522-4430
520 Lunalilo Home Rd Unit 115
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1969

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Gerald Dale Faulkner, MD
(808) 521-2305
520 Lunalilo Home Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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