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Nancy Chen, MD
(808) 674-2273
579 Farrington Hwy Ste 101
Kapolei, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Sao Paulo, Fac De Med, Sao Paulo, Sp, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1991

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Richard Kevin Winkle, MD
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ronald D Allen, DO
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1997

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David Hou-Wun Mai, MD
(808) 487-4667
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 480
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1990

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Geoffrey V Davis, MD
(808) 487-8993
98-211 Pali Momi St
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1969

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Troy Masao Tanji, MD
(808) 671-3937
94-873 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joseph Michael Zobian, MD
(808) 678-0622
94-307 Farrington Hwy Ste B-7A
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1994

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Christopher Houchung Mai, MD
(808) 487-9667
98 1079 Moanulua Road South
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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Carlos Antonio Omphroy, MD
(808) 625-5577
95-1249 Meheula Pkwy Ste B6
Mililani, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1979

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Christopher M Tortora, MD
(808) 621-8448
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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