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Peter Joseph Mc Canna, MD
(608) 282-2000
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Stoughton Hospital Association, Stoughton, Wi; St Marys Hospital Med Center, Madison, Wi
Group Practice: Davis Duehr Dean

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Harry Roth, MD
(608) 282-2000
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1962

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John Gerard Rose Jr, MD
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1997

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Neil James Lucchese, MD
(608) 282-2000
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Meriter Hospital Park, Madison, Wi; St Marys Hospital Med Center, Madison, Wi
Group Practice: Davis Duehr Dean

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John Allan Vukich, MD
(608) 282-2002
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mansoor Movaghar, MD
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mitchell Dennis Wolf, MD
(608) 282-2000
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ronald Klein, MD
(608) 263-7758
610 N Walnut St Warf 460
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ
Graduation Year: 1969

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Stephen J Sramek, MD
(608) 282-2143
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Meriter Hospital Park, Madison, Wi; Univ Of Wi Hospital & Clinics, Madison, Wi
Group Practice: Davis Duehr Eye Assoc Sc Dean Health Systems

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Christopher R Croasdale, MD
(608) 282-2000
1025 Regent St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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