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Flinton Callahan II, MD
(703) 777-1244
20 Davis Ave SW
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1972

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Abu Ahmed Nasrullah, MD
(703) 723-9633
19415 Deerfield Ave Ste 106
Lansdowne, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: National Rehab Hosp, Washington, Dc

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Tayyib S Rana, MD
(703) 626-3231
42510 Legacy Park Dr
Ashburn, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: West Virginia Univ
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Mohammed Barazi
(703) 421-0931
20 Pidgeon Hill Drive #107
Sterling, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Ayman Boutros, MD
(703) 430-4400
21475 Ridgetop Cir Ste 300
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Va
Group Practice: Eye Center

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Sam E Mansour, MD
(703) 443-0015
211 Gibson St NW Ste 103
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Master Univ, Sch Of Med, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Gwu Medical Faculty Assoc

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Dr.AHMED Nasrullah
(703) 723-9633
19415 Deerfield Avenue #210
Leesburg, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Joanne Crenshaw, MD
(703) 766-6165
21135 Whitfield Pl Ste 102
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell - Ny Hosp
Graduation Year: 1991

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Niloofar Ziai, MD
(703) 450-7300
21525 Ridgetop Cir Ste 210
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1985

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Christina Lynn Butera, MD
(571) 723-8184
21475 Ridgetop Cir Ste 300
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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