Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Martinsburg WV

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Jerry Allen Fogle, MD
(304) 267-4273
2002 Professional Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Vigilio M Tan, MD
(304) 267-9981
219 S Spring St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962

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Robert Edward Gladsden, MD
(301) 745-5150
1640 Dual Hwy Ste B
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1975

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Craig Edmonds, MD
(301) 733-4200
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1969

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William Hanten Flittie, MD
(301) 745-5200
322 E Antietam St # 306A
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1976

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Mark E Promersberger, MD
(304) 267-4273
2002 Professional Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.GAGAN SINGH
(304) 725-2121
Suite 101, 710 Somerset Blvd.
Charles Town, WV
Gender
M
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Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Joseph Wroblewski, MD
(301) 665-1712
150 Opal Court
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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Erik Arthur Bergman, MD
(301) 791-0888
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1979

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James W Sachs, MD
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1938

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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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