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Dr.Roland Glassman
(603) 668-3772
407 Riverway Pl # 4
Bedford, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nancy Efferson Bonachea, MD
(843) 546-8421
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1990

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Sonalee Manoj Desai, MD
(267) 738-4458
Londonderry, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2001

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Patrick Joseph Riddle, MD
(603) 882-9800
5 Coliseum Ave
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1971

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John James Dagianis, MD
(603) 882-9800
5 Coliseum Ave
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1976

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Roland Miles Glassman, MD
(603) 668-3772
407 Riverway Pl
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.NANCY EFFERSON BONACHEA
(603) 668-2020
107 Riverway Place
Bedford, NH
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Timothy Blake, MD
(603) 882-9800
5 Coliseum Ave
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola-Stritch
Graduation Year: 2000

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Charles Edward Wingate Jr, MD
(603) 882-9800
5 Coliseum Ave
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1968

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Charles Denis Howard, MD
(603) 383-2323
3 Allds St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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