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Sunita Yedavally, DO
(734) 464-2300
36650 5 Mile Rd Ste 102
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1985

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Lylas Good Mogk, MD
(734) 523-1070
29200 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours Hosp, Grosse Pointe, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Medical Center Grosse Pointe Eye Care Svcs

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Jason M Tu, MD
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Col-Pa
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dolores Jean Boniface, MD
(412) 488-7454
17214 Dolores St
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Pittsburgh Med C, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Quintero Baker Ahmed

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Ronald Steven Lorfel, MD
(734) 522-0800
29927 6 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Mary Hospital, Livonia, Mi
Group Practice: Livonia Ophthalmologists

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Alan Warren Solway, MD
(734) 522-9630
32410 5 Mile Rd Ste 102
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Jeffrey Nestor
(734) 425-2514
28900 Joy Road
Livonia, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jeffrey Nestor, DO
(734) 425-2514
28900 Joy Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1982

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Susan Rebecca S Thoms, MD
(734) 432-7811
19900 Haggerty Rd Ste 111
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Noel Augustus Von Glahn, MD
(734) 522-0800
29927 6 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: St Mary Hospital, Livonia, Mi
Group Practice: Livonia Ophthalmologists

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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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