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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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Coral Smith, MD
(213) 481-1122
1127 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Granada, Fac De Med, Granada, Spain
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ron Paul Gallemore, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1992

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Edgar Lee Thomas, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Russian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Los Angeles, Ca; Cedars Sinai Med Ctr, W Hollywood, Ca
Group Practice: Pacific Eye Institute; Queen Of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group

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Yong Jai Kim, MD
201 S Alvarado St Ste 325
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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Harold Emanuel Reaves, MD
(213) 481-3937
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 504
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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Joseph Y Lee, MD
(213) 384-5222
3920 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Denis Norman Thompson, MD
(213) 977-1184
1245 Wilshire Blvd Ste 606
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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