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Clark D Weidaw, MD
(419) 893-4883
5655 Monclova Rd
Maumee, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1972

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Richard Henry Koop, MD
(417) 872-3631
8445 Augusta Ln
Holland, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Regency Park Eye Associates

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Amy Lorla Smith, MD
(330) 792-6653
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Brian Dudenhoefer, MD
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Col-Pa
Graduation Year: 2000

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Trent Joseph Carroll, MD
(937) 399-8287
2703 Pheasant Ln
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983

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Thomas James Mehelas, MD
(419) 383-4881
3120 Glendale Ave
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh; Medical College Of Ohio Hosp, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Associated Physicians Of Mco

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Stephen Eric Clark, MD
(419) 874-3125
351 E Boundary St
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Maumee, Oh
Group Practice: Perrysburg Medical Eye Clinic

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Patricia Ann Welter, MD
(419) 872-9777
842 W South Boundary St
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh; Medical College Of Ohio Hosp, Toledo, Oh; Toledo Childrens Hospital, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Just Kids Eyewear

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Ronald M Kendrick, DO
(419) 865-3866
5555 Airport Hwy
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1967

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David Edwin Eriksen, MD
(419) 385-5756
3715 Airport Hwy
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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