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Harbax Kaur Singh, MD
(314) 369-5960
2711 Mars Ln Apt 3
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va
Group Practice: Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic West End Medical Center

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Sean M Breit, MD
St Louis, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio State University
Graduation Year: 2002

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Anita G Prasad, MD
St Louis, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Graduation Year: 2002

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Wilson P Bourjolly, MD
(314) 739-5593
12255 de Paul Dr Ste 705
Bridgeton, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1966

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Raul Arbilo Chipongian, MD
(314) 352-9800
12255 de Paul Dr
Bridgeton, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1955

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Mandeep Singh Dhalla, MD
1700 Boulder Springs Dr
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 2001

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Allison B Gunzburg, MD
St Louis, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ
Graduation Year: 1999

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William Joseph Sciortino, MD
(636) 937-8613
12255 de Paul Dr
Bridgeton, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sanjeev Madhav Lele, MD
(636) 256-7656
12255 de Paul Dr
Bridgeton, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Theresa Ellen Jones, MD
(314) 739-9293
12255 de Paul Dr Ste 645
Bridgeton, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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