Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Manchester NH

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David Edward Corbit, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1967

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Randall Lincoln Brown, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Paul Michael Pender, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Paul Pender
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Alexandra Thyra Elliott, MD
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1996

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Barry Harvey Jacobs, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.David Corbit
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St # 2
Manchester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Elliot
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Christopher J Newton, MD
(603) 669-3925
1415 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1999

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Samuel Carl Gold, MD
(603) 641-5081
835 Hanover St Ste 304
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.George Shaker
(603) 668-2020
100 Mcgregor Street #101b
Manchester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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