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Lawrence Joseph Jaeger, MD
(603) 354-5400
130 Darling Rd
Keene, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Theodore Renna, MD
(603) 924-7070
454 Old Street Rd Ste 204
Peterborough, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1972

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Cathryn Louise Welch, MD
(603) 924-7070
454 Old Street Rd
Peterborough, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1983

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Theodore Renna MD
Monadnock Eye Assoc
(603) 924-7070
454 Old Street Rd # 204
Peterborough, NH
 
Lawrence Joseph Jaeger
(603) 354-5420
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Basilio Kalpakian, MD
(714) 536-6420
121 Darling Rd
Keene, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dale Inez Pollack, MD
(603) 354-5400
260 Old Street Rd
Peterborough, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert Wyman OD
(603) 357-4090
100 Emerald St # D
Keene, NH
 
James Riley OD
Littleton Eye Care Ctr
(603) 924-9591
129 Wilton Rd
Peterborough, NH
 
James H Margraf
(603) 354-5420
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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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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