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Bruce R Taylor, MD
(808) 243-6206
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Graduation Year: 1981

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Mitchell Vaughn Brinks, MD
239 E Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Russell Thos Stodd, MD
(808) 877-3984
239 Hoohana St
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1959

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Don G Griffith, MD
239 E Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Oregon
Graduation Year: 1959

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Clifford Rhodes MD
Maui Medical Group Inc
(808) 249-8080
2180 Main St
Wailuku, HI
 
Clifford Paul Rhodes, MD
(808) 242-6464
2180 Main St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jivin Gerard Tantisira, MD
(808) 877-3984
239 E Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1992

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Don Gale Griffith, MD
(808) 877-3984
239 E Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1959

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Vladimir Svesko, MD
Paia, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Zurich, Med Fak, Zurich, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1975

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Don Griffith MD
Aloha Eye Clinic
(808) 877-3984
239 E Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
 
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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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