Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Los Angeles CA

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Gene S Han, MD
(213) 383-2431
3030 W Olympic Blvd Ste 220
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Peter Quiros
(323) 442-6335
1450 San Pablo Street #4000
Los Angeles, CA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Matthew Andrew Bernstein, MD
(213) 749-5555
1414 S Grand Ave Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Tagalog
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: California Med Ctr, Los Angeles, Ca
Group Practice: California Eye Surgical

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David Stuart Boyer, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Los Angeles, Ca
Group Practice: Queen Of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group

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Thomas Gerald Chu, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1986

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Zahra Ghiasi, MD
1450 San Pablo Street F,
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti Univ, Fac Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1988

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Walter Curtis Roberts, MD
(213) 483-2416
201 S Alvarado St Ste 406
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1973

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Alexandros K Charonis, MD
1450 San Pablo St,
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1997

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Amy Louise Folk, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1995

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Roger Lawrence Novack, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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