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Andrew Marc Garfinkle, MD
(603) 528-2606
85 Spring St
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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Prabhakar Krishna Shetty, MD
(603) 524-8020
210 Shore Dr
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Andrew Garfinkle
(603) 528-2606
85 Spring Street #501
Laconia, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Lake Region General
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Kenneth Clark OD
Laconia Spectacle Shop
(603) 528-2606
85 Spring St # 201
Laconia, NH
 
Douglas Randall Scott
(603) 528-2606
85 Spring St
Laconia, NH
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Douglas Randall Scott, MD
(603) 528-2606
85 Spring St
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, Nh
Group Practice: Laconia Eye Assoc

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Michael Owen Gadsby, MD
(603) 527-2445
745 N Main St
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Stewart Richards, MD
(603) 536-2279
607 Tenney Mountain Hwy Ste 107
Plymouth, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1974

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Richard Talkington OD
Laconia Eye Assoc
(603) 934-4155
77 Franklin St
Franklin, NH
 
Andrew Marc Garfinkle
(603) 528-2606
85 Spring St
Laconia, 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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